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Address: 50 Prospect St, Nantucket, MA 02554-4337
Phone Number: +1 508-228-1894
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View of the Old Mill

I have driven by this lighthouse many times, and finally stopped to view and it is well worth seeing. It majestically stands reminding us of how windmills were an important part... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have driven by this lighthouse many times, and finally stopped to view and it is well worth seeing. It majestically stands reminding us of how windmills were an important part of life during certain periods.

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Fairfield, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Doesn't take long to take a couple of snapshots and a walk around the mill which is still used. Why not take a look!

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We walked here from our hotel on Main Street. It was up on a hill. Beautiful setting and so cool to see this. So glad we found it.

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Canandaigua, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as part of another tour. This place truly is amazing. Not only is this thing historic and beautiful, it still works. It is worth checking out just to try to figure out what it is and how it works. This is definitely a unique part of Nantucket history and a must see.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Always here as long as we visit this beautiful Island, great place for picture perfect and photos to keep with the view of one of the oldest Windmills in America.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This mill is a stop for all tourist to the island. It still is in use today and you can buy corn meal from it. It was built in 1746 and is said to be the oldest functioning mill in the US. It is 50 feet high. In 1828 it was sold for $20. It was in poor condition and... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Highly informed docents made history come alive with their thorough explanation and enthusiastic presentation

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NW Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Old Mill was one of the exhibit to visit if you started out at the Whaling Museum. I am so glad I stopped there. The mill is truly an engineering feat, especially since it has been standing since it was built in 1746! Wow. The fellow who gave me the tour was very knowledgeable and exhibited absolute passion for... More 

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somerset nj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The old mill is not just a static building it actually grinds corn and the top pivots to get the best mill angle. I also know now what "three sheets to the wind", Keep your nose to the grind stone', and"grind to a halt" mean and their origins.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We did not know that it is a museum. The staffs, Tom and Bill, invited us in and gave a detailed tour of the mill. I have to admit that I did not know much about mills prior to that but now I know more! The icing was stories of Tom's adventures around the world. Be sure to ask for... More 

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