Wander Through History. Take a Tour of the Mills.
We invite the public to explore the magnificent grounds of the Prallsville Mills complex in historic Stockton, NJ. We welcome runners, bikers, nature enthusiasts, history buffs and artists to share the splendor of our space, and take advantage of the many cultural and community events happening year-round.
Guided tours of the Prallsville Mills complex, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are available by appointment. We can arrange private tours for your group as well. Call the Mill Society’s office at 609-397-3586.
Here's just a taste of the many fascinating nooks and crannies you will uncover among the spectacular buildings and intricate machines at the Prallsville Mills:
The Grist Mill
The Grist Mill, considered the heart of the Prallsville Mill complex, is one of the most beloved buildings in the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. It is also one of the most sought-after historic wedding locations in the area. It's easy to see why.
The sprawling stone building still houses complex milling machines and delightful architectural details. Many of the various gears and wheels that once powered the mill operation remain intact today.
The building was last used as a grist mill in the 1950s, and then served as a lumberyard and feed store until acquired by the state of New Jersey in 1973.
The Saw Mill
The Saw Mill, which has existed intermittently on the site since 1750, has been beautifully restored to showcase its massive 9x12 hewn oak timbers and weatherboards.
The building serves as a learning tool for 19th-century construction methods, and is a welcoming, open space, perfect for hosting art shows, receptions or other special events.
The Prall House
In 1790 John Prall Jr., who served as a lieutenant in the American Revolution, acquired 280 acres of land and transformed the area into a village of commercial industrial and residential structures, including the stately stone residence.
The Prall House features a large open hearth and a beehive oven, and a unique "summer wall" that is used to control temperatures indoors.
The Quarry House
The Quarry House has been renovated with a number of interesting recycled components, including wood from an abandoned canal boat, leaded glass windows and kitchen cabinet doors once used as church windows, and an island top used as part of the stage at St. Andrews Church in nearby Lambertville.
The River House is preserved by the Delaware River Mill Society and houses its offices, and is also used for weddings and community events.