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Address: 50 Prospect St, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: 508 228 1894
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3 sheets

Interesting. Learned what "three sheets to the wind" means. Get admission tickets from the Whaling Museum before and this attraction will be included.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
richard19452015
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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Brockton, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A VERY long walk from the main bustle of Nantucket streets... loved the walk out to the Old Mill past beautiful homes and cobblestone streets. The guide at the Mill was informative, but we did not get to see the Mill in action- yes they do grind corn into cornmeal at this Mill, but not all the time. I would... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It's a windmill. It makes a nice photo. Beyond that, you have to pay for a small tour to learn about the history. It is located right off the bike path so it's right along the way and makes a good spot to take a break.

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Not much to see but if you have never been to a windmill this one is near town. I went there just to see it but was somewhat let down.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Interesting. Learned what "three sheets to the wind" means. Get admission tickets from the Whaling Museum before and this attraction will be included.

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

Dear Richard, Thank you for your review of your visit to the Old Mill earlier this month. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed learning some mill phrases and that you took full advantage of your All-Access Pass from the Whaling Museum! Thank you very much for visiting, and we hope you come back and see us again someday! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I never would have thought that visiting an old windmill would be so much fun. Our guide did a fantastic job setting the scene and really bringing out the history throughout the tour. Highly recommended that you stop by.

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

Thank you for your review of your experience at the Old Mill historic property last year. We're so glad to hear that you had fun learning about the mill's functions and it's history as the oldest continuously operating windmill in the country. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your interaction with one of our expert guides, and we thank you for... More 

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

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

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Old Mill this past spring. We love hearing from a Nantucket native about this iconic landmark, and we're so glad that you enjoy returning to the mill when you come back to the island! We thank you for continuing to visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Old Mill last month. We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at our historic property, especially being the windmill enthusiast that you are! Thank you for recommending us and for taking the time to write a review. We hope you can come back and visit us again someday! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Old Mill last month. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about the mill's operation from some of our expert guides and that you were able to try it would for yourself! Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review. We hope to... More 

New York City, New York
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86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 

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