It’s time to open the Mill and although it will look a little different, we are very excited to be
dipping into summer! Please review the details below as we have made some changes to comply with stay safe relations issued by the state of Ohio. The safety of our guests and employees is our priority.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Opening Weekend Hours:
SAT 5/23 • SUN 5/24 • MON 5/25 1pm-6pm
No food or dine-in service. Patio seating available
Ice cream menu – Carryout only
Food Trucks available 2pm-6pm
Please follow all directions for one way entry and exit
Respect space and keep 6ft between others
Viewing Gallery, Visitors Center & Factory Tour CLOSED
Gift Shop & Museum CLOSED for renovation
Playground equipment CLOSED
Shelter Houses OPEN: No Reservations – No groups over 10 people
Mon. & Tues.: CLOSED
Wed. – Sun. 1pm-6pm
(Food trucks available Saturday and Sunday
Help us celebrate opening weekend! Download the coloring page, create your masterpiece, include your favorite flavor and bring it into the Mill opening weekend for a FREE kids cone (10 & under only please)
Velvet Ice Cream is more than where we make our delicious ice cream,
it’s a true gem in the heart of Ohio!
Free Factory Tours
Ever wonder how ice cream is made? How did the Velvet Ice Cream Company begin?
In our 30-minute guided walking tour, you will learn about over 100 years of Velvet Ice Cream from the very beginning to today. Join us!
CLOSED until COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.
>> Tours start at the top of the hour.
>> The viewing gallery is a limited view of our ice cream production facility.
>> Tours are on a first come, first serve basis.
>> Tours are not offered on weekends, major holidays or during production changes and year-end maintenance.
>> Production is not always scheduled on Fridays during the summer. No production on Friday’s in October. The tour will not feature live production during this time.
>> Wheelchair accessible.
Group and Private
>> Reservations are required for groups larger than 20; maximum group size is 60 people.
>> All reservations must be scheduled 2 weeks or more in advance in order to receive your desired tour date and time.
>> Wheelchair accessible.
>> Please call 800-589-5000 to schedule a free private tour time for your group.
With 20 acres of picturesque rolling hills and walking trails, Ye Olde Mill provides the perfect setting for family fun, reunions, weddings and more.
Ye Olde Mill Location
11324 Mount Vernon Road, Utica, Ohio, 43080
May 23-25: 1PM to 6PM
May, June: 1pm-6pm
July & August: TBD
Ye Olde Mill
Originally built in 1817, Ye Olde Mill is home to Velvet Ice Cream’s corporate offices in Utica, OH. More than 150,000 visitors each year enjoy delicious Velvet Ice Cream and prepared meals in a turn of the century ice cream parlor restaurant while experiencing a piece of history. Join us from May thorough October!
Shelter and Pavilion
Capacity: 50 to 150
Restrooms: Available onsite
Amenities: All pavilions have a concrete floor, trash cans, electric and lighting. A small grill is located near each facility. Two ponds are available for catch and release.
Reservations: To check availability and fees, please call 800-589-5000.
Additional Information: No alcohol permitted. Park closes at sunset.