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Address: 50 Prospect St, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: 508 228 1894
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Worth A Visit Up The Hill

Being a Nantucket native, our house was a block or so away from The Old Mill. Whenever I return to nantucket I always make a point of visiting It is especially fascinating in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Baltimore, Md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Being a Nantucket native, our house was a block or so away from The Old Mill. Whenever I return to nantucket I always make a point of visiting It is especially fascinating in the summer when the vanes have their cloths Worth a visit up the hill

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I love the old-style windmills, so we took the Miacomet Loop on the WAVE to stop right by the Old Mill. It was a nice stop and walk around the mill. It has been kept in fine shape. They do offer tours but we passed. There is a park across the street that has some nice trails... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

You will have to go the Old Mill and hear from the Nantucket Historical Association volunteers just where the phrases come from. Fun tour and talk about this still working mill. I ran the pulley to control the stone and you can buy some milled corn there ( not food grade). Nice view from the top also.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We walked from town to the mill. We had an interested and interesting guide. The mill is, not surprisingly, on the top of a ridge, with refreshing breezes and some views away from town. Since the mill was built in 1746, its very existence is a miracle. The fact that it still works is even better. Kids of a certain... More 

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

Dear Douglas, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill historic property. We're so glad that you enjoyed learning about its rich history as the oldest continuously operating windmill in the country and got to take in some of the fantastic views that greater downtown Nantucket has to offer. We thank you so much for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by the Old Mill on our rented scooter and as we were roaming around the yard outside the windmill, a volunteer named "Thomas" appeared and began telling us about the general mechanics and uses of the mill dating back to the mid 1750's. Since it was nearing 4pm, other folks filtered away, and Tom took us inside and... 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 that you enjoyed your experience with Tom, one of our expert museum guides and that you got to see all of the inner workings of the mill up close. We thank you very much for recommending us and for taking the... More 

Bakersfield, California
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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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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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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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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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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 

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Address: Address: 50 Prospect St, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: 508 228 1894
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket

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