Dexter’s Grist Mill
Dexter’s Grist Mill
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Welcome to the Thomas Dexter Grist Mill! We offer seasonal tours of our mid-17th century grist mill nestled in the heart of Sandwich all 7 days of the week. As a fully operating site, we also sell fresh bags of our famous corn meal. Our mill is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a gorgeous view, an educational adventure, and a slice of local history! We are open seasonally for tours June - October .
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Donna I
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Year after year I love coming to see the Grist Mill. Hoxie house and savor the delicious spring water bubling up from the boxed fountain right on the sidewalk below the mill. This is an exquisitely picturesque are. Just check the times and days when open. I missed getting my stone ground corn meal because the mill was closed on Wednesday.
Written 21 August 2022
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TheBigSuitcase
Salem MA78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
The pond-side location is picturesque, but the real fun is experiencing the workings of a traditional mill. Two visitors, concentrating fiercely, helped the guide release the gate that starts water flowing to turn the wheel. The small mill comes alive with the sounds of water and grindstones as corn is ground into flour. The guides were knowledgeable about the history and mechanics of the mill and capably answered our questions. The tour took less than an hour.
Written 24 June 2018
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dcareypa
Williamsport, Pennsylvania40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
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 of freshly ground cornmeal packaged in old-fashioned cloth bags, and antique recipes. In my opinion, this stop, although worthwhile, would not hold much interest for young children.
Written 12 September 2016
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Waggonerj
Gulf Shores, AL143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
When walking around Sandwich center, you will feel like you have been transported back in time. The old but well restored grist mill still has freshly ground corn, the swans and ducks swim serenely on Shawme Pond, you can visit the old cemetery with graves dating back to to the 17th century, see restored homes from the 17th century onward, wander through antique shops, tour the oldest preserved home on Cape Cod (the Hoxie House), visit the Sandwich Glass Museum and so much more.
Written 14 January 2018
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Im_traveling_solo
Chicopee, MA353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
Lovely little town and well worth getting off the main road to see. There are only 3 parking places in front of the Grist Mill but most people stop for pictures and leave so it isn't really an issue.
There are guided tours of the working restored 1654 grist mill.
The mill is opposite the Glass Museum.
Written 18 October 2015
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Ted_and_Laura
Cortland, NY588 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Dexter Grist Mill on Saturday, September 27th and thoroughly appreciated the detailed tour that we received. It is marvelous to see a gristmill still in operation. The gentlemen that gave the tour were charming and enthusiastic. The smell of the fresh-ground corn was intoxicating, transporting us back to our ancestry. This is a great stop for adults and kids alike. Remember to purchase some beautiful, stone-ground cornmeal. We can't wait to bake with a bit of history.
Written 5 October 2008
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Cwpappa
Las Vegas, NV236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We had planned to visit several sites in Sandwich, MA during our travels in Cape Cod. Sadly, you could only visit inside the mill if you were part of a tour group, and the mill’s cornmeal also was not available. That said, the building is interesting and is worth seeing and taking photos. The timing of our visit was just not ideal as the mill would be open to all (with paid admission) a few weeks after our visit. Thus, I strongly recommend contacting the Grist Mill if it is a potential stop on your travel itinerary to make sure you can see it operate.
Written 20 June 2019
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csdtravel
Penfield, NY108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We only use the corn meal from Dexter's Grist Mill. It is delicious, with a nice, crunchy texture. We live in Rochester, NY but stock up (and freeze) corn meal whenever we visit the Cape.
Written 27 July 2018
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2butterfly
San Jose, CA1,010 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is a working mill selling corn meal right in town. It is a picturesque spot and folks can be seen standing in the waters fishing. The visitor's fee is $4.00.
Written 24 June 2016
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rhodysmiles
Smithfield, RI197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Although the mill is closed Columbus day to Memorial day, the grounds are right in downtown Sandwich, and you can walk around. People were fishing in the waters there. It's a beautiful old mill dating back to the 1600's and can still grind corn today.
Written 22 April 2016
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