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Address: Shattuck Place, Chase Park, Chatham, MA 02633
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+1 508-945-5175
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Built in 1797, the Chatham Windmill (Godfrey Windmill) is one of the few...

Built in 1797, the Chatham Windmill (Godfrey Windmill) is one of the few historic wind-powered grist mills that remain on Cape Cod. It is open for guided tours during the summer months. Twice each year the mill is set in operation and, weather conditions permitting, the mill grinds corn just as it did in the 18th and 19th centuries. Specific details about tour dates and times are listed on our website.

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Awesome to see the inside. Too bad it wasn't windy enough!

We were taking a day in June to drive to the tip of Cape Cod and picked out a few lighthouses to visit.  When I was doing my research, I found out that it was the day that the... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Kathy H
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Irvine, California

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were taking a day in June to drive to the tip of Cape Cod and picked out a few lighthouses to visit.  When I was doing my research, I found out that it was the day that the Godfrey Windmill will be running (one of very few days in a year). We were able to tour the inside, but... More 

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Located in a quiet little park. You can get right up close to the windmill and take some lovely pictures.

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Great Salt Lake Country
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Godfrey Windmill is a lovely structure, which at one time was used to gind corn for the local Chatham Community. We had a very quick visit, as the mill was closing as we entered. We took a hike up the stairs to see the area where the corn was dumped into a hopper, from which it would drop onto... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Definitely worth a walk down to the windmill, and then walk around the Labyrinth that is laid out in stones on the slopes just beside it. A great way to spend a peaceful evening or late afternoon away from the crowds.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We expected to see some people when we came to the windmill, but surprisingly found no one there. We spent at least good 40-50 minutes taking pictures and having fun there. Too bad there was no way to go inside as it was closed. However, the area around is beautiful and it is only few minutes walking distance from Main... More 

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Susan M, Volunteer at Chatham's Godfrey Windmill, responded to this review

I'm sorry the mill was not open when you visited. Our tour schedule is Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11 am - 3 pm through Sept. 2 (tours are cancelled due to rain or severe weather conditions). More 

Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Historical windmill staffed with knowledgeable volunteer staff. See and hear how corn was ground. Children activities on some days.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely day visiting Chatham and on the way back to the car we spotted the sign 'Windmill Open Today' so we followed the sign. The people running the windmill were very helpful and knowledgeable and we were able to go inside and upstairs too. A really great piece of heritage. Well done everyone.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

You might think that this is a simple windmill but there is more out behind it. There is a walking maze which is an added benefit to visiting the grist mill. On a nice quiet day take the short drive or walk from Chatham Village to this site. Take in the historic setting and then venture around back the the... More 

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Akumal
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

I took advantage of Chatham History Weekend to visit the Benjamin Godfrey grist mill in Chase Park, which was grinding corn on Saturday, which meant the sails were up. It was a fantabulous day with warm sun and a clear, bright blue sky, making for a great photo op. Inside the grist mill, there were docents on the 1st and... More 

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Los Angeles, United States
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Walked to the mill and enjoyed the gorgeous homes along the way. The surprise was just behind the Mill, a wonderful labyrinth.

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