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Old Grist Mill Museum

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Beautiful, great photo op

Very small museum showing the workings of an authentic grist mill. Both the museum and the grounds... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Newton, Massachusetts
A working grist mill!

Well worth a visit as an employee is there to explain the history and the operation of the mill... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Cape Cod
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Part of the Longfellow Wayside Inn, a National Historic Site, this is a replica of an early 1740s grist mill that is still used for grinding grains for use and sale at the Inn.
Sudbury, MA
+1 978-443-1776
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small museum showing the workings of an authentic grist mill. Both the museum and the grounds are delightful, but this would't be fun in bad weather because so much of it is outside. Also, there's a charming creek that we loved, but which might...More

Thank Deb255
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Well worth a visit as an employee is there to explain the history and the operation of the mill. The corn meal and wheat that is milled there is used for the Wayside Inn restaurant.

Thank Bill246
Reviewed March 31, 2018

What an absolutely beautiful location. Family picnics and spring/summer wedding photos take place here on weekends. Loads of Kodak moments! Take pictures of the mill, the bridge by the stream - picture perfect.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed November 10, 2017

We visited the Old Grist Mill at Wayside Inn. It was really cool to see the working Grist Mill. They have it set up for a self guided tour. It's small so it's quick but if you stop to read all the stuff inside the...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed October 2, 2017

my wife and I visited the grist mill this past summer. we took the small self guided tour through the mill. the mill has some educating signs to explain how the mill operates and what its purpose is for because it still produces today. a...More

Thank laufieri
Reviewed September 18, 2017

As part of our walk around the Old Wayside Inn, we went to the Grist Mill. It was not open during the week, but we still saw some of the old mill stones, the spillway, and the water wheel.

Thank btaes1
Reviewed August 30, 2017

So glad we stopped on our way out of town! The mill and the grounds are just beautiful. We didn't have the time, but what a great place to have a picnic with the family. We did visit the mill museum and it was very...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Worth a stop if you're in the area, but not much to see. We thought the water would be 'turning' the waterwheel, but it was overflowing on the side of the mill. We spent 10 minutes there. Pretty area.

Thank Love2Travel9999
Reviewed March 31, 2017

You can go here and watch the miller grind the meal into flour or cornmeal and buy it right there to take home. He will tell you all the historical facts and details of what he is doing. Super fun for the family. Afterwards you...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed January 22, 2017

So historic and nice walking paths. Very peaceful and scenic views. Located right off the main road.

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June 23, 2015|
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Response from Melissa M | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee, but a donation cup at the entrance welcomes contributions of a few dollars or so. Typically, they are open during the weekend, but it would best to email Sudbury commerce to see if there is any actual dates... More
June 23, 2015|
Response from Hal S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. The mill is only open part time. Call Longfellows Wayside Inn who manages the property. Their number is 978 443-1776. Bye,