Zedler Mill Museum & Park
Visitors are urged to take the "Dial and Discover" cell phone audio tour to learn all about the history of the Zedler Mill. Simply stop by and dial 585-935-7582 to take a step back in time.
A video history of Luling is also provided in the museum daily.
The Zedler Mill complex serves local citizens and visitors and helps preserve a way of life that is all too unfamiliar with the lifestyles of today. Stop by and learn about Luling's earliest citizens, their cultural heritage, hardships and endeavors.
With thousands of vehicles a day passing within a mile of Zedler Mill on Interstate 10, we hope to be a tranquil escape for travelers to stop and experience the good life...
Zedler Mill Museum and Park Tours
The City park and museum grounds are open to the public daily. The restored scale house serves as a hub for the complex and office for sales and marketing efforts. Visitors can walk the historic mill site, see the museum artifacts showing the ingenuity of the early Texans, read the historical interpretive panels throughout the complex, or use the audio cell phone tour the describes the early mill functions. While touring, visitors will learn the complexities of the rural lifestyle and the mechanical developments associated with the turn of the century industrial revolution.
The museum grounds are landscaped with walking paths, pocket butterfly gardens and native shrubs. The manicured grassy lawns are shaded by native pecan trees that enhance the natural beauty of the Mill's setting along the river. The river bank is home to a natural diverse population of wildlife. The park area is enhanced with picnic tables, ADA restroom facilities, and trash receptacles to be used by those who wish to bring their own picnic basket. Gas, food, and lodging are available in Luling - no camping or glass containers is allowed on the grounds. Pets must be on a leash and their litter removed.
The parking lot, pedestrian bridge, pavilion, and restrooms are all handicapped accessible. Other ADA adjustments in the museum and park are being pursued.
Luling is conveniently located in the heart of Texas at the crossroads of US 90 & 183, Texas 80 & 86, and Interstate 10, less than an hour from San Antonio and Austin.
Directions: From I-10, take Exit 628, head north, Laurel Street will be the first street past the river on the left. From downtown Luling, take Highway 80 S. (South Magnolia) to Laurel Street, which will be on the right.
Fees & Other Information
The Zedler Mill park and its parking are FREE to the public daily. Donations are appreciated when visiting the Zedler Mill Museum.
Group Tours: To reserve a guided group tour for the museum and site, call 512-227-1724 to schedule in advance.
Hours of Operation: The Zedler Mill Museum is open seven days a week during the day (normal hours are 8:00 am - 3:00 pm), but occasionally schedules may vary. The park follows the Luling public park hours that are posted by the City of Luling.
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