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Dexter Grist Mill

Address: Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508 888 4910
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Ranked #9 of 22 things to do in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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St. Stephen, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Troy, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Two different docents gave us a complete tour of the grist mill, quite a bit of history and a demonstration. Very enjoyable. We also purchased some of the corn meal that was milled here.

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Roy, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Step back in time at the Dexter Grist Mill. Fairly short time needed to view the mill. We had 2 very delightful gentlemen that showed us the operation of the mill. Corn meal is available for purchase. Located by the Sandwich Glass Museum, a lovely pond with swans, several beautiful mansions all witin walking distance of the mill.

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Roy, Utah
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very enjoyable, the staff was wonderful! You are able to see the process of corn being stone ground powered by the water wheel. Bags of corn meal available for purchase.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

While this is a Cute little grist mill that grinds corn that can be purchased, and a lovely photo op, it is quite small, and a short visit would be adequate if you are in the area. Unfortunately on the day of our visit, a long winded, forgetful docent turned it into a long and boring visit that might have... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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675 reviews 675 reviews
339 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Built in 1640 and later expanded, the Dexter Grist Mill sits on the Shawme Pond in the center of Sandwich. It has been beautfully restored and preserved to provide another "anchor" to the historic village of Sandwich. The interior tour is much shorter than youd find at other grist mills but is helpful for understanding the importance of corn meal... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Very pretty pond and surroundings. It wasn't open at the time we went but we were able to walk around and take pictures.

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