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Dexter Grist Mill

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Address: Water Street, at the intersection of Main and Water streets, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508 888 4910
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Can actually see the mill work

Loved it. The two gentlemen tour guides were very informative and we were actually able to see the mill at work. I can't wait to bring my son back (this is a girls trip).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved it. The two gentlemen tour guides were very informative and we were actually able to see the mill at work. I can't wait to bring my son back (this is a girls trip).

Thank citygirlnj2
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful informative tour of this beautiful property. It was truly a glimpse of history! We even took home some of the freshly ground cornmeal that was for sale at the end of our stay.

Thank Sandollar516
Deansboro, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting history, even my children enjoyed it. Cornmeal for sale. Beautiful place for pictures. Staff was very knowledgeable.

Thank Niya2001
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a working mill selling corn meal right in town. It is a picturesque spot and folks can be seen standing in the waters fishing. The visitor's fee is $4.00.

1 Thank 2butterfly
Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Although the mill is closed Columbus day to Memorial day, the grounds are right in downtown Sandwich, and you can walk around. People were fishing in the waters there. It's a beautiful old mill dating back to the 1600's and can still grind corn today.

1 Thank rhodysmiles
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Lovely little town and well worth getting off the main road to see. There are only 3 parking places in front of the Grist Mill but most people stop for pictures and leave so it isn't really an issue. There are guided tours of the working restored 1654 grist mill. The mill is opposite the Glass Museum.

2 Thank Im_traveling_solo
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

The Dexter Grist Mill is a picturesque working mill which sells organic corn meal produced there. The mill is small but had a tour guide for each of the two levels. They explained the mechanics of the mill and some of the history behind the mill. Even if the mill is closed, it is a great backdrop for a photo.

1 Thank David O
Groton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This Grist Mill is so interesting to visit. Hear the history of it from knowledgeable guides. See how corn is ground into corn meal, and then buy some in a souvenir cloth bag. Well worth the price!

Thank ladyofgrammar
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This mill is situated in a very picturesque setting. Very knowledgeable docents offer explanation and demonstrations. Cornmeal is available for purchase. Close to town.

1 Thank Peg N
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I stopped by to buy their stone ground cornmeal - yummy, you can tour the mill also. They open at 11am

2 Thank 716Alice

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