Ralston Cider Mill | An Operational Cider Mill Museum Ralston Cider Mill | An Operational Cider Mill Museum

Experiencexperience 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. Sense the massive stone walls and heavy timber structure built in 1848. See how water power is transferred by shafts, pulleys and belts to drive conveyors, chopper 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 private not for profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of this operational Cider Mill Museum open to the public for research and education.

We are staffed entirely by volunteers. Proceeds from events are used for developing our education and restoration programs and funding operating expenses.