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Address: 50 Prospect St, Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: 508 228 1894
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A Daily Destination

Working as a tour guide this summer on the Island, the Old Mill is one of the last stops along most of our tours. There's a reason we save the best for last. It is, as some may... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marcus H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Working as a tour guide this summer on the Island, the Old Mill is one of the last stops along most of our tours. There's a reason we save the best for last. It is, as some may not know, the oldest operational wind mill in the United States! Being new to the island this summer, we took a tour... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest working grist mill in the USA. Our tour guide was very informative and pleasant. The structure and the methods they used to grind the corn is absolutely amazing. This attraction is free with your ticket to the Whaling Museum, along with The Oldest House, The Old Gaol, The Fire Cart House, and Greater Light.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see! A lot of history and just amazing it still runs!! Very nice staff giving background and history of the mill. Tom was the best and just loves his job. We won't back twice but still didn't get to see it run due to some mechanical issues they were fixing at the time. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Growing up on the island, I always loved this mill and couldn't wait to show it to my kids. It doesn't disappoint and my kids loved the history and experience. Memories continue year after year with this attraction - well worth it and a must.

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East Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We were on one of Gail's Tours of Nantucket. She allowed us to stretch our legs for a bit when we got to the Old Mill. It is the last remaining windmill on the island that is still operational. It is actually the oldest functioning mill in the country. If you are lucky and arrive on one of the grinding... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We visited the Old Mill and were so impressed with the history and engineering involved in this important part of earlier communities. The guides conveyed the history and the mechanics in detail and made you so aware of the skills and knowledge needed to operate and maintain a mill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The last remaining of what were five windmills on the island, the Old Mill is the longest continually operating mill in the US. The cheerful and informative guides give a thorough tour of the Mill's history as well as the interesting mechanics of how the Mill continues to operate. Well worth a visit!

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The mill is nice to look at, and then your done unless there is someone there to talk about it. It's convenient to get to, but won't take you long to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

You're likely to drive/walk/bike pass the Old Mill at some point when visiting Nantucket. No need to go inside, just take a look and maybe a photo. It was used to grind corn and grain. Nantucket Historical Association keeps it in prime condition and a docent can answer questions if you have any.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Great place for picture taking and worth a stop as it is not far from town. There's an old cemetery nearby which is fun to stop at and read the headstones dating back to the 1600's if you're into that kind of thing.

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