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Discover why Mill Prong House is a National Historic Place and how it has remained standing for over 225 years.

Historical Preservation

Connect with Board Members and join the Mill Prong House community at our biannual Open House events and more.

Memberships & Events

Educate yourself about NC history and the Carolina Scots in our archives with historical texts for purchase.

Books and Archives

Welcome to Mill Prong House

Mill Prong House, erected in 1795 by John Gilchrist, is a certified National Historic Place in Red Springs, NC that represents the long history of Carolina Scots in this region. It received its name from the nearby stream, a tributary of Raft Swamp. McPhaul's Mill was located downstream and the location of the residence was the Mill "Prong" of Raft Swamp.

Help Us Rebuild The Mill Prong House Chimney

We are currently raising funds to rebuild our chimney that was damaged from Hurricanes Florence and Matthew. Check out our photos of the current state of the chimney. When the chimney dislodged from the braces at the top of the house, we removed the original bricks placing them carefully on the ground around the house with the help of volunteers. Restoration of the chimney to historic standards will mean hiring a professional chimney restorer and we are asking your help to ensure the proper resources to rebuild  this treasured example of life in 19th century America.

Please, donate today!

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