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“A bit of history”
Review of Plimoth Grist Mill

Plimoth Grist Mill
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Admission to Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II and Plimoth Grist Mill
Ranked #8 of 70 things to do in Plymouth
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Owner description: Plimoth Grist Mill is a restored and fully functioning grist mill located on Town Brook in Plymouth, Massachusetts, only a few minutes away from Mayflower II and the waterfront. The mill is a reproduction of the 1636 mill built by the Pilgrims in Plimoth Colony, and construction was completed in 1970. The mill runs on Saturdays and Wednesdays from noon to 3 pm, where you can see our miller grin corn into cornmeal. On non-milling days, let our tour guides show you around and explain the history of the mill from 1636 onwards, discussing the effects local industry had on the environment as well as the steps being taken to preserve the ecology of the Town Brook area today.
Bribie Island, Australia
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“A bit of history”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We enjoyed a tour of this property which is in a lovely garden setting. The watermill was still working and there is a nice cafe attached. Its a lovely spot to take children and watch the ducks.

Visited May 2013
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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“Really a great learning experience!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

The mill is fascinating. Not only can you see the whole mill operating, but you can understand the minute details with the scale model on hand. You can also sift corn and evening grind it with a pestle and mortar if you want! The staff are super knowledgeable and I look forward to going back again!

Visited November 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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“...And still grinding!”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

This was a nice add-on to our itinerary. It's a small mill, but very effective in showing how corn was ground then, and still being ground now. They only grind about 200 pounds of corn a week and on only two days. If you are in town a few days, it would be worth visiting during the days they grind corn. We missed this opportunity.

Visited November 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice but not very interesting”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

The outside of the mill was beautiful on the water set within the autumn trees. However, the mill itself was not very interesting. It's a very short tour about how the mill works and that's it. They said they actually grind corn a couple days a week but they weren't on the day we went. Maybe if you got to see the mill in action it might be better but otherwise I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to see it.

Visited October 2013
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New England
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“Beautiful setting and really interesting tour”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

The friendly and animated tour guides and shop clerk made this visit very special and memorable. We walked to and from the Grist Mill along the park trail behind it to get a look at the Herring Run. It's a lovely park. Even though we visited in November the landscaping and exterior was very pleasant on a sunny afternoon. My two sons, 9 and 11, were really fascinated to learn so much about the milling process, and enjoyed the hands on activities. We are very happy that we visited here.

Visited November 2013
Thank ChrisinNH
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