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Address: Sudbury, MA
Description: Part of the Longfellow Wayside Inn, a National Historic Site, this is a...
Part of the Longfellow Wayside Inn, a National Historic Site, this is a replica of an early 1740s grist mill that is still used for grinding grains for use and sale at the Inn.
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The grist mill is one mile from my home. I have been driving by for the past 50 years. I am constantly reminded how lucky I am to have it so close. The inner workings of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The grist mill is one mile from my home. I have been driving by for the past 50 years. I am constantly reminded how lucky I am to have it so close. The inner workings of the mill are interesting. When the wheel is turning I know the miller is there. It is certainly a reminder of the past, I... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

One of the most pleasant places that I have explored with trails to the east that lead into a field lined on occasion with old grist wheels, and a path to the west that walks across a small bridge into the forested meadows and ponds that are lined with weeping willows and wading birds...a pair of swans were in the... More 

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Fremont, NH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful scenery! Volunteer inside was not very friendly, but answered our questions, though he seemed to take offense that we weren't knowledgeable in the details about how a mill works.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is always worth a stop. Especially in the summer when the docent is present to help educate and share the history. I live very close by and walk by here every few days. It's a great place for kids and adults or a picnic lunch on the lawn.

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Many a school trip as a child in the 60's can to the Inn and Mill. I brought my boys back 40 years later hoping that things would be the same. They were!

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Severna Park, Maryland
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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I never pass up a chance to take a walk in the woods behind the grist mill. Last week I was lucky enough to see birds nesting and some frogs in the pond. Walk softly, keep your eyes and ears open, and you never know what you might see or hear. It's especially beautiful during the fall, of course!

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great place to go for leisurely walk and to explore. Grounds are well maintained and great to let kids run around and explore the lake, streams and woods. When open, you can visit the inside of the mill and learn the colonial way of making flour. This is my favorite place to go to unwind.

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Koh Samui, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you are lucky they will actually be grinding grain and the killer will give a tour and explain what he does and the history of water powered colonial mills. It isn't every day all day.

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Loved this museum. The gentleman who runs it is more than happy to explain the process of making flour from beginning to end.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

cool place. It wasn't open but got to explore outside. Saw beautiful family of swans in the lake. The church and red school house is directly across the street. All historical. Loved it. We will definitely be going back. ........................................................................

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