Lonaconing Silk Mill

  • November 23, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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The Lonaconing Silk Mill was closed in 1957 and remains frozen in time.  The mill has been featured on National Geographic Channel's "Abandoned".  Until recently the mill was closed to all.  The owner has recently started allowing photographers into the mill.  


We need a minimum of 10 people for this trip to be a go!  The mill is large enough that a group this size can easily shoot without getting in each others way.  


The inside of the mill can be dark.  A tripod is suggested.  Also the owner of the mill will require you to sign a release.  





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  • Beverly

    I had fun. Would definitely go on another one.

    November 26

    • Don

      We look forward to seeing you again!

      November 27

  • Cindy S.

    the meetup was great. I would go on another one too.

    November 25

    • Don

      We look forward to seeing you soon Cindy!

      November 26

  • Cindy C.

    Everyone was friendly and helpful. The Meet up was great. I would definitely go on another one.

    November 25

    • Don

      Thanks Cindy!

      November 25

  • Keith M.

    Anyone want to carpool from Ashburn area?

    November 22

    • katy s.

      Keith, if you need a ride I will be leaving Leesburg around 6-615. Will check in the am Katy

      November 22

    • Keith M.

      Thanks, that would be great. Call me at [masked] and we'll figure out a place to meet..

      November 23

  • Christine

    Do you think speedlites will be helpful tomorrow?

    November 22

    • Don

      Yes, I have used flash in this location before. Especially if you can use the flash off camera.

      November 22

    • katy s.

      Christine I will be bringing mine also Katy

      November 22

  • Keith M.

    Anyone going to be carpooling, or is everyone driving separate?

    November 22

  • Keith M.

    A couple of time questions. What time do we have to be at the mill? What time do we have to be out of the mill?

    November 17

    • Don

      We can enter at 9:00 AM and need to leave by 1:00 PM, hope that helps.

      November 18

  • Cindy C.

    Since we need to sign a release to enter the mill what time do you suggest we be there? I'm assuming we'll want to enter promplty at 9.

    November 18

    • Don

      Arriving a few minutes prior to 9:00am should be fine.

      November 18

  • Beverly

    I will drive up on Friday 11/22, plan to leave Vienna between 1-2 pm and return after lunch on Saturday. If anyone is interesting in riding with me, let me know.

    November 17

  • Cathy P.

    Is the plan to meet at the mill entrance, or will there be carpools from NoVA? Is anyone driving up Friday night?

    November 12

    • Don

      We can do either Cathy, Usually people volunteer to carpool.

      November 12

  • John H.

    I'm in if someone drops out!!

    November 12

    • Don

      Hi John, We will schedule another trip, hopefully in the early spring.

      1 · November 12

  • Mark P.

    Someone drop so I can go! :-)

    November 4

    • Don

      Hi Mark, I think we will setup a 2nd date in 2014.

      November 4

Your organizer's refund policy for Lonaconing Silk Mill

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 24 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: We will confirm the number of people with the mill owner on November 1st. After that date will will not be able to offer a refund if you decide not to attend. The only exception will be if we can fill your spot.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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