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Address: 50 Prospect St, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: 508 228 1894
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Beautiful working windmill

After visiting the whaling museum, we followed their map walking through streets lined with beautiful historic homes to reach the windmill. We were met by a very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
CinAndy
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After visiting the whaling museum, we followed their map walking through streets lined with beautiful historic homes to reach the windmill. We were met by a very knowledgeable docent who took us through the history of the mill and its significance for Nantucket. We have seen windmills in Holland but never really understood the basics on how they worked. The... More 

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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 last year. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with one of our expert "millers" and that you learned about the impact of windmills on Nantucket. We're thrilled you found it to be worth the trip to the edge of town! Thank you very much for visiting,... More 

New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

it was included in the tour i took is an old wooden mill very interesting, a fun place for kids to visit

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Buffalo, New York
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319 attraction reviews
347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a really nice, old windmill to visit. It captures much of the old ambience and history of the island. It's wellpreserved and especially nice to visit. It's very easy to get to and just outside the town. It's something you should not mess.

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Saunderstown, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Would liked to have timed visit to see the mill in operation. It was nice to be able to buy some of the corn meal.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Whenever I go to the island, I stop by here. This time, a NHS tour guide was there. His name is Tom and he's the most informative, personable, likable tour guide, ever! Besides explaining the engineering aspects, he was an expert on weather (which is important in such a locale) and just an all around interesting guy. He made history... More 

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

Dear Marielle, Thank you for your review of your visit last month to the Old Mill historic property. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about our site, which is he oldest continuously operating windmill in the country! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Tom about your experience. Thank you so much for... More 

Georgetown, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill historic site. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with one of our expert guides. At the Nantucket Historical Association, we are always looking for ways to educate Nantucket visitors on new things they may not know about the island, and we're thrilled that... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill historic property. We're thrilled to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your experience, and we will certainly pass along your kind words to Tom. We agree that the Old Mill is a must-see for any visit to Nantucket, especially since it's the oldest continuously operating... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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224 reviews 224 reviews
75 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction 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 

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