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Dexter Grist Mill

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Address: Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508 888 4910
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Picture Perfect even if it's closed

Unfortunately I arrived at a day and time when the mill was closed. Even when it is closed this is a great photo opportunity. This iconic symbol of Sandwich is in a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately I arrived at a day and time when the mill was closed. Even when it is closed this is a great photo opportunity. This iconic symbol of Sandwich is in a beautiful setting that makes for some beautiful pictures. The mill is well preserved and the water chase that runs through it is very picturesque as was proven by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I highly recommend a visit to the Dexter Grist Mill in Sandwich MA. The two guides who explained the history and workings of the mill were informative and amusing. Seeing the 'bottom fed' mill wheel start up and work the mill stones was great. The mill pond is particularly picturesque.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

So glad we took the time to stop here. A lovely place, knowledgeable and friendly guides made this short stop an interesting step back in the past. If you're mechanically inclined, seeing how the grinding process works is fun. It's worth the $4 admission.

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RHODE ISLAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

mr Dexter got a land grant to build this mill and if he stayed on to be the miller he got even more. now it still works. on a nice running river below it. he owned 36 acres which was huge to build and run it. does not take a long time to see this location.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I loved the location of the mill and the fact I could buy REAL, FRESH organic cornmeal. The muffins I made tasted the best EVER!

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Beaumont, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very interesting. You get to watch the wheel turning and flour being made. You can even buy the flour. Only takes about 20 minutes to watch and its free.

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St. Stephen, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The mill is situated in a beautiful area; very picturesque. Well worth taking 10 or more minutes to learn how corn is ground. The gentlemen working the mill are very interesting and informative.

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oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We loved our stop at the Mill. It was made very enjoyable by the two older men who were explaining the history, giving the demonstration, and adding much humor. The little lady, at the entrance, wife of one of the men was a delight. It is a perfect photo op , too

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The grist mill doesn't look like much at first glance but it has taken time, research and money to make it functional and as authentic as possible. Get a bag of the ground corn meal and their recipes.

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New Orleans,La
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On a beautiful sunny fall afternoon we found Dexter's Grist Mill waterwheel slowly turning. Being curious my wife and I payed the $4 each fee. Approaching the mill we were invited to come closer to the edge of the water control lever and were given a play by play as the attendant explained his release of the gate by leveraging... More 

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Additional Information about Dexter Grist Mill

Address: Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508 888 4910
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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