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Old Mill

50 Prospect St, Nantucket, MA
508 228 1894
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Ranked #18 of 49 Attractions in Nantucket
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I don't know if I've ever been on a tour where the host knew so much about the landmark, was responsible for its upkeep first-hanad, and was so passionate about it. As frequent visitors to Nantucket, we're always looking for new things to do and were glad we stopped by as part of the Nantucket Historical Society's landmarks.

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Austin, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

My parents, husband and I stopped by Old Mill today to check it out. As a tour had already started, we were stuck outside...until Tom Miner peered around the corner and saw us from his seat. "Would you like a private tour?", he offered. Turns out our timing couldn't have been better... My dad has said (over and over again)... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Easy to get to and park at, this is a nice spot for a photo op that doesn't take very long. They do have some tours for a small fee, but just walking around taking the photos is also good enough. I found a 1930 buffalo nickel in the grass this year!

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this review

Dear Genny, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill. If you enjoyed the exterior of the site, we're sure you would love the tour of the inside as well! Remember, our All-Access Pass admission ticket includes a visit to the Whaling Museum as well as six other historic sites, including the Old Mill. We... More

Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a great tour given by Tom Miner. Very very interesting! My 8 year old son loved it and so did we. Very cool!

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Old Mill. We're so happy to hear that your son enjoyed learning about the Mill's rich history from one of our expert guides. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Tom and let him know that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again... More

Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Come by and you will too! Very interesting and informative tour. The guides were young nantucket natives that gave a short but fact filled demonstration of all parts of the mill. Then walk down the hill and eat at the downeyflake!!

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill. We're thrilled to learn that you enjoyed learning about its rich history from some of our expert guides and that you got to see it in action! We thank you very much for visiting, and we hope to see you on your next trip to Nantucket! More

North Reading, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our visit to the windmill turned into more than just historical sightseeing. By the time we left we felt we had just formed two new friendships. The wind was ideal for the sails to turn, the sun was on our faces and the conversation was lively. A highlight of our stay!

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of your visit to the Old Mill this past fall. We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience learning about one of the oldest working mills in the country, and that you were able to enjoy it on a beautiful day! We will pass along your compliments to our very knowledgeable... More

Bethalto, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Once again the Nantucket Historical Society has a real gem. We had purchased a combined ticket at the Whaling Museum so we not only enjoyed the outside of the mill, but also had a tour of the inside. This is the oldest working wind mill in America. The staff is very knowledgeable and interesting. It is another part of the... More

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thank you so much for your review of your recent visit to the NHA's Old Mill historic property. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed yet another one of our sites. We agree that the Old Mill staff is an excellent group of guides that help bring the history of the mill to life. We thank... More

Orlando, Florida, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

So cool. Walk or bike to see this working mill. You will not be disappointed. It is funny that a painted telephone pole is being used as a support system. The red paint doesn't disguise the fact it is a telephone pole.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Well we set off to just take a look at the old mill in the middle of the Nantucket neighborhood, but found a man in the back painting the iron hardware. Tom "Terrific" Miner of the Nantucket Historical Society. What a wealth of island & world history he is. We stood behind the old mill for 30+ minutes and discussed... More

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NHATeam, Manager at Old Mill, responded to this review

We are so delighted that you visited the Old Mill and had the opportunity to speak with Tom as he shared his knowledge about Nantucket and beyond! Thank you for your review - we look forward to seeing you again. More

Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Our rental house was just a 2 min. walk from Old Mill so we went there numerous times during the trip to take photos and my husband was there every day. It's a great place to take family photos sitting on the fence and for photographers to get creative with angles. We had fun visiting Old Mill. This is the... More

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NHATeam, Manager at Old Mill, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Old Mill and sharing its history in your review. We are delighted that you were able to spend time there and take many photos. We hope to see you again. More

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