Experience a piece of history at Dollywood's Grist Mill. Built in 1982, it was the first fully operational grist mill built in the state of Tennessee in more than 100 years. Workers constructed the grist mill exactly as it would have been more than a century ago when folks in the Smoky Mountains relied on the giant water wheel to grind corn and wheat.
Today, the aroma of our famous fresh-baked cinnamon bread lures you in. Come see our very own bakers create and prepare our famous bread right before your eyes, and shop our wide variety of jams, jellies and honey butters along with a selection of unique kitchen gifts. Stone-ground corn meal and grits are prepared on the spot and are available for purchase too. If you’re hungry, check and see what fresh-baked confections are available in the baker’s case, including homemade cookies and, of course, the mouth-watering cinnamon bread!