Plimoth Grist Mill
Plimoth Grist Mill
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Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located in historic downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, a short walk from Mayflower, the Plimoth Grist Mill is a reconstruction of the first mill built by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony on the same site in 1636, using the water source of Town Brooke as the power. Explore the science, engineering, math and technology inside a working grist mill. Discover the accomplishments of America's early engineers. Learn about past peoples and cultures, and the ecology of Town Brooke. In the spring, see the annual Herring Run and learn about the herrings' significance to the Wampanoag and Pilgrim story.
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada12,645 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice from outside
    When we purchased the tickets for the Plimoth Patuxet Museum, there was an option to add a tour of the Plimoth Grist Mill (at an additional cost). We opted not to do this as we had toured many similar properties in the past but did go to see it. That said, from the outside, it and the nearby pond were quite nice. Plimoth Plantation acquired the mill in late 2012. Starting in 2013, the mill was renamed the Plimoth Grist Mill and has since been described as a fully operational grist mill and historical tourist destination. Open to the public most months of the year, the mill processes corn, wheat, rye, and barley, although only corn is ground on the primary millstones.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 17, 2024
  • RICART75
    Peru, Indiana2,298 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit....
    As part of Ms Vicky's tour of Plymouth, we stopped at this site and walked around a bit. Though we didn't go in, our tour guide, Mike, gave us a great deal of its history. It's well worth a visit; as another piece in the historic mosaic of the area.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 2, 2024
  • Kristi C
    Stanwood, Washington35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very picturesque
    This is a very picturesque spot. We opted not to do the tour as we had already done several in the area. There is free parking in the lot next to the mill. Definitely worth a stop to check out the scenery. Easy walking distance from the harbor.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2024
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
When we purchased the tickets for the Plimoth Patuxet Museum, there was an option to add a tour of the Plimoth Grist Mill (at an additional cost). We opted not to do this as we had toured many similar properties in the past but did go to see it. That said, from the outside, it and the nearby pond were quite nice.
Plimoth Plantation acquired the mill in late 2012. Starting in 2013, the mill was renamed the Plimoth Grist Mill and has since been described as a fully operational grist mill and historical tourist destination. Open to the public most months of the year, the mill processes corn, wheat, rye, and barley, although only corn is ground on the primary millstones.
Written January 17, 2024
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Rosemary W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Kim and her team were fantastic! She and the two young people working with her were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We got to see the mill actually working which was awesome. We got a combo ticket for the rest of the museum, and the mill was by far the best site. The information was great for the adults and the hands on stuff downstairs made even our youngest entertained.
Written November 21, 2021
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RICART75
Peru, IN2,298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
As part of Ms Vicky's tour of Plymouth, we stopped at this site and walked around a bit.
Though we didn't go in, our tour guide, Mike, gave us a great deal of its history.
It's well worth a visit; as another piece in the historic mosaic of the area.
Written June 2, 2024
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XerkUSA
USA173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
If you like seeing how things were done in the past, this is well worth the time. It's a short visit with good information and a view of a working grist mill. There is a nice gift shop and snack place as well as free parking, It's right at the Jenney Interpretive Center so check them both out.
Written September 1, 2021
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Linda F
Los Osos, CA5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Interesting spot to check out, was included with purchase I chose to see Plymouth village and the ship. I was surprised to see such a nice picnic area around that area as well. They had a large parking lot close by so that made it easy to get to the Mill.
Written July 7, 2022
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Kristi C
Stanwood, WA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is a very picturesque spot. We opted not to do the tour as we had already done several in the area. There is free parking in the lot next to the mill. Definitely worth a stop to check out the scenery. Easy walking distance from the harbor.
Written July 3, 2024
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PowerTrippers
Cocoa Beach, FL1,510 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
To be honest, definitely not one of the highlights of Plymouth. If I had it to do over again, I'd probably skip the grist mill. There's a little interesting info here, but not a lot. It was also annoying that we had purchased a ticket that covered multiple attractions, and one was the Grist Mill. Yet when we got in line with everyone else, we were sent to a different area to get our tickets stamped. Of course when we got there, there was absolutely no one there to stamp the tickets. We just went through the mill on our own and when we came out, we were chastised for not getting our tickets stamped. It's never a great customer service policy to be sending your customers on wild goose chases and then chewing them out for your own lack of organization. Just saying.
Written June 25, 2015
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cmdubiel52
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Interesting visit and learning experience in visit to the mill. Lots of interesting pictures and information on walls.
Written September 23, 2020
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darinyee
Plymouth, MA26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Attractive area for tourists to take in a beautiful site with running water. If you walk the trail from Brewster Garden, this is the end of that trail and just in time for a little breather.
Written December 15, 2019
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Thank you for your review. We agree the exterior view is beautiful,.Many tourists use the mill as their backdrop for a photo,, every season the colors are different, in December the colored lights strung around the building are beautiful. I hope that you were able to go inside, talk to the millers and see the operations. The Plimoth Grist Mill ticket can be purchased as part of the combination ticket with Plimoth Plantation here on Trip Advisor and is open seasonally mid-March through December 5, 2020.
Written June 25, 2020
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Alan K
Blaine, MN94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I'm an engineer and was fascinated by the mill. The tour guides cheerfully withstood my questions on gear ratios, stone flatness, materials, etc.
Written May 26, 2019
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