The Lums Mill House is located near Route 71 in Lums Pond State Park. It was likely Samuel Clement who built the house in the 1720s and later the mill. The Lums Mill operated for nearly 100 years, serving a variety of purposes including wheat flour production and cutting lumber. The property and home changed hands several times before it was ultimately left to the Lum family, the namesake for the home and nearby park.
This house, which predates our statehood, is a unique remnant of early farmhouse architecture and history. Features such as the brickwork and hardware are relics of its pre-Revolutionary origins. The mill on the property was one of the first of its kind in New Castle County and serves as a reminder of early American development and innovation.