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Dexter Grist Mill

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Address: Water Street, at the intersection of Main and Water streets, Sandwich, MA 02563
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08:30 - 16:30
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We love coming here every year with our French cultural exchange students! Corn was always an American crop....not European! See how the corn is still ground today, . Try it fresh... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
Lydia A
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We love coming here every year with our French cultural exchange students! Corn was always an American crop....not European! See how the corn is still ground today, . Try it fresh from the grind, here some history, buy a bag of fresh ly ground corn meal and get the original recipe for corn bread! We always go home and bake... More 

Thank Lydia A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located right behind town hall, the mill and pond provides the perfect place to start a visit to Sandwich. Watch the swans, walk by the water, and enjoy the calm beauty of this place.

Thank Joe D
Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

On a tour visit what a beautiful little town to visit in the sunshine. Very picturesque , although closed also a glass museum in this town - told worth a visit when open.

Thank Jo W
Post Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The actual mill was closed to tours the day we were there, bit the grounds and mill dam are were open. It's good place to enjoy some fresh air stretch your legs, and listen to the sound of the water wheel turning.

Thank wdlander
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We had visited the mill in the past and gotten their really good cornmeal so decided to stop by on our way off the cape. Info here said open now at 8:30- wrong! Woman at city hall said they open at 11:00. So we left early just to get to mill when they opened- for nothing! Luckily we were able... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a neat visit to see a 450 yr old working grist mill where you can buy a bag of the cornmeal. Would definitely see this.

Thank Cabrill
Boynton Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The tour here for $4/pp was delightful. The two guides took a lot of time to demonstrate and explain the process, and let us get up close with all the machinery. We almost missed taking the tour because at noon on a Sunday they were not yet open. Luckily, as we were exiting Sandwich at 2:00 we passed by and... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a nice place to sit and read and watch the ducks. There is a grist mill that one can pay to view, we did not visit there, just sat in the sunshine and enjoyed the view and quiet for a couple hours

Thank kittyderr
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Dexter Grist Mill dates back to 1637. It is picturesque; the setting is very pretty with the water-powered wheel and well-kept grounds. All the mill's machinery is the earliest type used in this country and is driven by water power. The guides give interesting facts, but the biggest attraction for me was that I came away with two bags... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If you've seen one grist mill, you've seen them all. Nothing too grand about it and you can probably find the bit of historical info they give you online. Its only $4 and you can get buy corn meal there if interested. Short visit with not too much to look at.

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