Whitehall Mill (Terranovaventures)

Meeting Place
3300 Clipper Mill Road Baltimore, MD

Sunday, October 8, 2023 10:00 am


Sunday, October 8, 2023 12:00 pm

About the Tour

Before the rise of textile mills, the fast-flowing water of the Jones Falls instead powered gristmills supplying Baltimore’s lucrative flour trade. Whitehall Mill was established as a gristmill in the late 1700s and owned by James Ellicott, a member of the same family that settled Ellicott City. In 1839, David Carroll, Horatio Gambrill, and their associates purchased the mill from Ellicott and converted it to a textile mill for weaving cotton duck, a tightly woven canvas used to make ship sails.

Over the years, the mill was expanded, burned, rebuilt, renamed, and converted to a number of different commercial uses. Come visit the various repurposed uses in this former cotton mill: apartments, offices, restaurant, market, and venue spaces. Special features include seeing our flood protection measures.