Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Touring 'The Walking Dead' Part III // Esco Feed Mill

It's been awhile since I last shared photos of my rogue 'Walking Dead' tour, but you might remember that the kind owners of the Elder's Mill campsite and waterfall pointed us toward an abandoned service station that was used for filming in the first half of season four. They also recommended a few other nearby locations, but we had plans to attend a guided tour at 2pm so we only had time to make a five minute pit stop at the service station before we had to get back on the road. 

Our plan was to attend a tour of the Esco Feed Mill and barn offered by Walkin' Dead Tours in Haralson. In case you need a refresher, the mill was used fairly heavily for filming in season 3 and is included in the opening credits of the show. The tour was supposed to take us inside the mill where Rick and the Governor had their "peace talk" in season three, show us where Merle staged his failed ambush on the Governor and we were supposed to get stand where the Governor killed Merle. Needless to say, we were pretty stoked, and actually passed on going to another tour in Grantville to go to this one. 

Photo Sources: The Walking Dead Locations and AMC
Their Facebook page said tours were offered at 2pm on Sundays, but when we arrived, the door was chained shut, the place was empty and we had zero luck reaching the owners on the phone. Turns out, they don't offer tours in the winter, which we didn't see anywhere on their page nor was their a sign on the door saying so, which I'm still kind of pissed about since we drove over an hour for this tour. I actually found out about the whole winter closing thing after I was already home in Denver. Boo. 

My dad wanted to give up and head home, but my brother, his girlfriend and I were determined to get at least a few photos of the outside of the place even if we couldn't go in. There were 'No Trespassing' signs everywhere, which we respected and made no attempts to get inside any of the buildings no matter how tempting it was. 

These are by far my favorite photos of the day, and even though I'm bummed that we couldn't go inside or take the actual tour, I'm glad we still stopped by. I definitely want to visit the mill again, so maybe we'll get a chance to take the tour for real when I visit again in May. 

I still have one final location to share, and I'm hoping I'll have time to go through those photos by the end of the week. In case you missed the first two parts of my 'Walking Dead' tour, you can find them here and here


  1. These are all fantastic photos and the fact that you got to go to all those places is amazing, I love the show!

  2. Sorry u missed us we are open every weekend from may till the end of october and run our tours at 2 each saturday and sunday during the winter months we are by reservation only u can contact us at the shop 6783294400 or my personal cell is 6786339486 give me a call when u are back this way so i personally cn make sure u are taken care of we also run private tour during the week on mon thurs and friday at 11 and 2 those are 20.00 each . look forward to hearing from you !!!!!

    1. Hi Jamie,

      Thank you so much for your reply! I'm definitely planning on coming back next time I'm in Georgia and would love to do the tour. When I was there in November I did try calling but the voicemail box was full :( Hopefully we can set something up when I'm in town next summer!

      Thank you again for stopping by to comment. I really appreciate it!


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