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Built in 1797, the Chatham Windmill (Godfrey Windmill) is one of the few historic wind-powered grist mills that remain on Cape Cod. It is open for guided tours during the summer months. Twice each year the mill is set in operation and, weather...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
125 Shattuck Pl, Chase Park, Chatham, MA 02633-2260
My wife and I on a recent vacation in Chatham visited Chase Park to take pictures of the Godfrey Windmill and the labyrinth. While there, a caretaker came by to check on the windmill before a coming storm. He invited us in and showed us...More
Located not far from Main St. We walked over from Main St. There is a parking lot of you drive to it. The volunteers that led the tour were awesome. Beautiful historical site to visit. The stop lasted about 30 minutes.
We enjoyed stopping at this mill. It’s free (donations only), and the friendly guides give you an informative tour of the mill explaining exactly how the mill works and it’s History. Tours are provided whenever you walk in, you don’t need to arrive at a...More
If you want a pit spot to entertain your kids and also get a bit of calm, then this is a good spot. The windmill is preserved well and kids can see up close how it used to work. The park surrounding the mill is...More
The windmill is nicely restored in a quiet quaint park. The highlight was actually the nearby labyrinth. My wife and I had fun staying in the lines and working our way through the labyrinth. The windmill got us here, but the labyrinth made the visit...More
The windmill is tucked out of the way but the walk there from the rest of the area is worth it. There are a lot of gorgeous houses to look at on the short walk there. Make sure to check when the windmill is open...More
Really not worth the time to find and observe. Better examples elsewhere and for sure, kip the labyrinth !More
Date of experience: June 2018
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Susan M, Volunteer at Chatham's Godfrey Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018
Sorry you were disappointed with your recent visit to the Godfrey Windmill. Unfortunately, we were not open for tours on the day you visited (our summer tour schedule begins next week). Perhaps the opportunity to see inside the mill would have made your visit more...More
This windmill is kinda tucked in in a park and you don't really see it, unless you looking for it. Besides being just a beautiful spot, this place smells like history. I like that kind of stuff, so I was very happy. And I got...More
We happened to see a sign while walking downtown and headed over. Awesome to see a piece history still working and learn about the area from the two gentleman working there. Highly recommend stopping and checking out!!