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“Beautiful Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
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Old Grist Mill Museum
Sudbury, MA
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Sudbury
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Owner description: 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.
Manchester, New Hampshire
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“Beautiful Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a great place to visit! The only draw back is that it is so beautiful that MANY families come to take their family photos in front of the Grist Mill and so there are alot of people and photographers! Very scenic and a great place to walk around, especially in the autumn.

Visited November 2012
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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“It's More that a Museum, It's a destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The Old Grist Mill is one of my favorites,,the stone work is a work of art, and the water wheel enhances its beauty and charm. And the Martha Mary Chapel is most beautiful..This is picture post card.

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“Grinding Corn The Old Fashioned Way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

As part of our visit to the Longfellow Wayside Inn & Restaurant, we visited this darling Old Grist Mill Museum. As we walked towards the Mill, we passed many monolithic stone wheels laying around or leaning on the side of the road, as discarded, replaced by newer stones. A large water wheel turns, giving power to operate the mill. Though it dates back to the late 1700's, it is still fully functional and continues to grind the flour used in the breads and pastries served up at the Inn. The best part is the exhibit led by the gentleman in period costume and playing out the character. He was awesome! And believe or not, though they accept donations, it's free!

Visited August 2012
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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“Worth the stop off Rt.20 in Sudbury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

You need to see this mill, authentic, part of the Wayside Inn area, across from the Martha and Mary Chapel, famous for a few movies, and the Little Red School House of Mary had a Little Lamb fame. A favorite place for wedding pictures. You can buy corn meal for your Johnny cakes made by the miller. Then stop at the Wayside Inn, just to look around, there are a few rooms showing the traditional decor and famous for The Tales of the Wayside Inn, from the days of horse coaches going from Boston to New York along the old Post Road, now Rt. 20 to Albany. The bar at the Wayside Inn features grog and other historical drinks of the coach days, a miniature Sturbridge Village. For free. Sometimes on weekends, the Wayside Inn has characters dressed up in old style fashion to welcome you. Special weekends have re enactments with colonial military units including fife and drums, or craft fairs, or strawberry shortcake and concerts.

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“Fun place for a picnic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

A visit/tour through the grist mill doesn't take all that long, so I would suggest either planning on eating at the Wayside Inn or taking a picnic to soak up the scenery. They Wayside trust does a wonderful job of preserving this historic treasure. Also they still grind at the mill, the corn meal and flour can be purchased at the Wayside Inn gift shop.

Visited May 2011
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