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Address: Water Street, at the intersection of Main and Water streets, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508 888 4910
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Lovely spot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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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.

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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.

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Groton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I didn't get to go inside since it was closed but it is very beautiful at sunset to walk around the area.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We walked down from Hoxie House where we parked. Met inside the tiny mill by an gentleman who explained the history of the mill. Other guides showed the ground corn from below the wheels. A spare set of mill wheels on display came from France (Loire Valley?). Ground corn available on sale.

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Lancs uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great to see the commitment of the seniors who act as guides and tell the history of this lovely mill.

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estero, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

this grist mill is near the water. it is quite old and is a nice place to relax. you can walk around the area and relax on a nice day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Unfortunately I arrived at a day and time when the mill was closed. Even when it is closed this is a great photo opportunity. This iconic symbol of Sandwich is in a beautiful setting that makes for some beautiful pictures. The mill is well preserved and the water chase that runs through it is very picturesque as was proven by... More 

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