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Stony Brook Grist Mill and Museum

830 Stony Brook Rd, Brewster, MA
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Brewster
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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Marlton, NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is one of few well-maintained grist mills on Cape Cod! Volunteers are a huge aspect of this historical site. The mill is open on Saturdays in the high season and provide fresh ground corn meal for $5/bag during those days. The grist mill is located downstairs while a small nice museum is located on the 2nd floor. This s... More

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Make time to detour out of Brewster to walk along this stream with steps of stone to form a series of fish ladders. While we weren't there in the herring season, we enjoyed walking along the stream and examining the sluice gate which allows water to be diverted to run the old grist mill. It only operates during summer weekends,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We found this wonderful little spot as an attraction on our GPS. This was the perfect "get out and stretch your legs" spot after a drive around the cape. My small children loved adventuring on the paths and walking over the old plank bridges. I'm only sad that the mill wasn't functioning. We adventured here for well over 30 minutes... More

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Stoney Brook gristmill in Brewster has recently been completely refurbished... Inside the mill are all kinds of historical photos and stories, outside the mill is a beautiful lake, plus in the spring you can watch the fish coming in and jumping up the ladder to the lake. Great fun and photo op, the water is just boiling with fish...... More

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Had a wonderful visit to a special piece of early American history in Brewster, Ma. The 17th century mill is marvel and the site along Stony Brook is beautiful. Our tour guide was both friendly and knowledgable. If you stop on a Saturday you can watch the corn being ground and bring some home. This is a "can't miss" stop!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stayed in Brewster during early May and hoped we were traveling at the right time to see the herring swimming upstream. We went to the Stony Brook Grist Mill pond and were intrigued by the sight of the herring jumping out of the water as they tried to make their way up the "ladders". After reading about the beauty... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Never to be forgotten views, you could stay for hours and not want to leave and bring your camera.one of the capes most beautiful spots.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Made a detour from route 6A here in the first week of May cos I wanted to see herring. The rest of the place was closed that late afternoon... but what a treat! Pools of herring with the brave fighting strong currents to jump up the various ladders. Just fascinating.... Then suddenly a whole flock of gulls descended on the... More

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Visited in spring when daffodils were first blooming and fish were running. Very cool to watch fish try to jump from level to level over the rocks. You can get as close as you want. Would have been 5-stars but the gristmill was closed on our weekend visit and would like to have had some longer trails around the millpond.... More

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I have countless memories of seeing the herring run while visiting my grandparents on the Cape around Easter as a kid. If you can time it right, the sheer number of herring you see is amazing. My wife and I try to time a long weekend to the Cape every spring to coincide with the run for our own kids.... More

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