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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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Visit to a Grist Mill

I stopped by to buy their stone ground cornmeal - yummy, you can tour the mill also. They open at 11am

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I stopped by to buy their stone ground cornmeal - yummy, you can tour the mill also. They open at 11am

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I didn't get to go inside since it was closed but it is very beautiful at sunset to walk around the area.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We walked down from Hoxie House where we parked. Met inside the tiny mill by an gentleman who explained the history of the mill. Other guides showed the ground corn from below the wheels. A spare set of mill wheels on display came from France (Loire Valley?). Ground corn available on sale.

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Lancs uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great to see the commitment of the seniors who act as guides and tell the history of this lovely mill.

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estero, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

this grist mill is near the water. it is quite old and is a nice place to relax. you can walk around the area and relax on a nice day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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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