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Historic Grist Mill Site Started by the Mormons - Benson Grist Mill

We went to the historical park - Benson Grist Mill. Its in Tooele. The mill has an interesting... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2016
Fremont, California
Tooele County Historic Site

The home of the Benson Gristmill. Historic restoration of early L.D.S. (Mormon) settlers to the... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2015
Randy W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Jun 30, 2016
“Historic Grist Mill Site Started by the Mormons - Benson Grist Mill”
Oct 15, 2015
“Tooele County Historic Site”
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

We went to the historical park - Benson Grist Mill. Its in Tooele. The mill has an interesting history to hear about. The mill was started in 1854 when Mormon Church Leader Brigham Young requested that LDS apostle Eza Taft Benson build a gristmill to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

The home of the Benson Gristmill. Historic restoration of early L.D.S. (Mormon) settlers to the Tooele Valley Nice short drive from Salt Lake on the freeway (I-80)

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Randy W
Reviewed August 29, 2015

This was an old grist mill that was used to grind grains. The staff has done a great job refurbishing the mill and other cabins on the site. There is also a blacksmith shop and an old schoolhouse. Lots of antiques in all he buildings...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank AF_Hiker
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Saturday we had a chance to tour the Benson Grist Mill. We were amazed how so many things were still in great condition. There are numerous buildings that contain old pictures and items from the past. The Grist Mill itself is so amazing and well...More

Date of experience: October 2014
5  Thank Rosalie H
Reviewed September 21, 2014

First of all, this is not in Salt Lake, it is in Stansbury Park, near Tooele, about 30 miles west of Salt Lake City. This amazing historic site is near my fathers house where we visit regularly. Our entire family so loves it here that...More

Date of experience: September 2014
4  Thank 878JulieB878
Reviewed June 12, 2014

The grist mill and various outbuildings have been restored by local people who care about the area's history. Unlike a lot of museums it is possible to really get a feel for the buildings and the early valley settlers who lived in them. Some of...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I went there with my daughter and her two children on a day when they were having a special event. This is located west of Salt Lake. They had some activities set up for the children. We went on one of the free tours of...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

I have seen dozens of grist mills, mill stones, and water wheels but it was not until I visited this site that I truly understood how a grist mill works because all the working parts are there! The grist mill is full of rollers, sifters,...More

Date of experience: October 2012
5  Thank lowlander46
Reviewed October 7, 2010

We were the only ones visiting this site so had a personal tour by a charming lady. It is a collection of buildings from the Pioneer days plus a superb old mill. They have even built a replica of the workings of the mill. Would...More

4  Thank SWeaver12
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