Experience the last authentic vestige of the once-thriving cider and applejack industry in New Jersey. Discover the hidden still that allowed this distillery to operate through prohibition. Since the massive stone walls and heavy timber structure were built in 1848. See how water power is transferred by shafts, pulleys, and belts to drive conveyors, choppers, and large, powerful presses. This is the Ralston Cider Mill, the only operational cider mill functioning as a privately funded museum and educational experience for students of all ages.
We are a volunteer-led nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of this operational Cider Mill Museum and keeping it open to the public for research and education.