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Visit Us at Ye Olde Mill!

Originally constructed in 1817, Ye Olde Mill stands as the charming home to Velvet Ice Cream’s corporate offices in Utica, OH. Drawing over 150,000 visitors annually, this historic site offers a delightful experience with delicious Velvet Ice Cream and prepared meals served in a turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor restaurant. Set against 20 acres of picturesque rolling hills, Ye Olde Mill provides an idyllic backdrop for family fun, reunions, weddings, and more. Join us from May through October to make lasting memories!

Independence Day
Independence Day

Thursday, July 4

July 4
11:00 AM
4H Picnic in the Park
Picnic in the Park

Wednesday, July 10

July 10
6:30 PM
National Ice Cream Day
Join Us!
National Ice Cream Day

Sunday, July 21

Sunday July 21
11:00 AM

Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant

Indulge in the main attraction!

Step into our parlor and choose from over 40 delightful Velvet Ice Cream flavors and novelties. Feeling famished? Our kitchen caters to all tastes, offering paninis, salads, soups, appetizers and sandwiches, all crafted with the freshest ingredients. And remember, at Ye Olde Mill, the ice cream can take center stage even before lunch!

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Ohio’s Only Ice Cream Museum

Explore the rich 110-year history of Velvet Ice Cream at Ohio’s only Ice Cream Museum, housed within Ye Olde Mill. Immerse yourself in the legacy of the Dager family, the story of Velvet Ice Cream, and discover intriguing ice cream artifacts that have played a significant role in shaping the industry. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop attached to the museum to take home a piece of your memorable visit!

Shelter Houses and Group Reservations

Capacity: 50 to 150
Restrooms: Available onsite

For a perfect gathering, Ye Olde Mill offers shelter houses with capacities ranging from 50 to 150 guests. Enjoy the convenience of onsite restrooms and amenities such as concrete floors, trash cans, electric and lighting. Each facility is equipped with a small grill, and two ponds are available for catch-and-release fishing. To check availability and fees, please call 800-589-5000. Please note that no alcohol is permitted, and the park closes at sunset.

Ponds/Green Space/Playgrounds

Spread across 20 picturesque acres of Licking County, Ye Olde Mill offers ample space for a leisurely afternoon filled with ice cream and fun. Kids can delight in feeding the ducks and playing on the playgrounds. Engage in catch-and-release fishing in our ponds or take a stroll through our buckeye tree grove. Whether you’re planning a small family outing or a grand group adventure, the Mill has something for everyone.

And So Much More!

Step into a sweet wonderland at our new Candy Shoppe, where a delectable array of treats awaits to satisfy every sweet tooth. Amp up the fun with our recently introduced Mini Arcade, providing entertainment for all ages. Dive into the weekend vibes with live music on the patio every Saturday and Sunday, creating a serene ambiance for your enjoyment. Additionally, stay tuned for the array of exciting events happening at Ye Olde Mill every month, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to your visit.