Nathan Cooper Gristmill

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Carl Di Stefano
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What a find
Aug 2019
I knew nothing about grist mills and suddenly I learnt so much US history. The people here were the best guides ever. they explained things so simply and it was great. I could have stayed hours.
Written July 4, 2020
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Dan
New Jersey906 contributions
Very good!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Awesome place to stop with some great history. We wish we were able to get a tour of the inside but the outside was just as impressive.
Written March 16, 2020
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bukagirl
New Jersey3,735 contributions
Great old building
Sep 2019 • Couples
A great place, beautiful stone building with a lot of hiking trails behind it.
A National Register of Historic Places.
They have tours, call for hours
908.879.5463.
Written September 23, 2019
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Where The Redfern Goes
Houston, TX21 contributions
Great trip for an afternoon of exploring.
Sep 2019
Great place to explore if you are in the Chester, NJ area. Now on my visit I did not partake in the tour of the facility. My focus of the day was to explore and take photographs around the 14 acre park that includes hiking trails and the river.
Written September 4, 2019
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grandpajoe
new york101 contributions
Only working Gristmill
Jul 2019 • Couples
Went on tour of this working gristmill, tour guide great only sad part there was only one person working the mill tour that day and they could not get the mill working alone - call before you go - but was a very informative trip.
Written July 9, 2019
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bukagirl
New Jersey3,735 contributions
An interesting place
Mar 2019 • Couples
You could drive right by but stop and see this old mill in great condition, make sure to walk around back to see the bug wheel and steam.
Written March 9, 2019
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tx32f
Haslet, TX279 contributions
Educational and fun for all ages
Oct 2018 • Couples
We spent a lovely hour or so at the Cooper Gristmill recently as we visited relatives nearby. Park and walk to the visitor center and then take the guided tour to the grist mill just beyond the parking lot. You'll see the mill pond and watch as the guide starts the water flowing through the flume to turn the mill. Then head inside to see all the levels of the mill and see how water powers the huge stones, turning corn into meal before you eyes. Our guide was knowledgeable and efficient. Take home a bag of cornmeal or freshly milled flour for a small fee to remember your experience.
Written November 6, 2018
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Carjedra
United States4 contributions
Terrific Informative Tour
Oct 2017 • Friends
One of the best historical tours I have ever taken. The knowledgeable millers fully explained and demonstrated the milling process. They also provided detailed answers to my many questions. Beautiful setting for a wonderful building.
Written October 29, 2017
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,590 contributions
Recommended $3 Adult Donation
Mar 2017 • Solo
There is a recommended donation of $3 for adults at the 1826 Nathan Cooper Gristmill. With your donation you get an authentic flour sac with muffin and bread recipes printed on the bag along with a very informative and enthusiastic host. The 45 minute tour varies per season. April 2-June 25 (Sat.10-5pm), July 2-Aug 31 (Wed-Sat 10-5pm, Sun 12-5pm) and Sept. 3-Oct 30 (Sat 10=5pm and Sun 12-5pm). The master miller is dressed in period costume and will explain the history and operation of the mill as well as the community of Milltown now Chester Township. Part of the tour involves the running of the mill's machinery. The water wheel powers two sets of 2,000 pound millstones to grind grain. The mill can produce 800 lbs. of flour per hour. Cooper's Mill is part of Black River Park which is 578 acres of river, streams, meadow and woodlands with interesting hiking trails. Some of the trails will take you to Willowwood Arboretum which is free to explore, as well as Kay Environmental Center and Bamboo Brook, all worth exploring. Cooper Mill is on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
Written April 12, 2017
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Lolo3850
Chester, NJ16 contributions
Cooper Mill
Apr 2017 • Family
This is a great place to take children. The miller is excellent. He tells the history of the mill and shows how to make flour. There are often special events like sheep shearing. While there follow the trail along the river for a great walk with the kids.
Written April 10, 2017
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