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“Neat lesson in how a water wheel grist mill works”
Review of Plimoth Grist Mill

Plimoth Grist Mill
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US$28.00*
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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.
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Neat lesson in how a water wheel grist mill works”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We visited the Grist Mill after going to Plimoth Plantation, what a neat place to visit. While the mill itself wasn't operational during our visit due to a mechanical issue it's a must see for any history student.

Visited May 2014
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“See a working grist mill”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

You may have some idea about how a mill grinds corn into meal, but the Plymouth Grist Mill will educate you thoroughly about how a mill works. See it up close and personal, with detailed explanation from a docent...then buy some grits or corn meal from the gift shop (their chocolate walnut fudge is yummy, too!). Every kid should see where cornbread REALLY comes from.

Visited July 2014
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“Don't miss the Grist Mill!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This site is wonderful. It's great to see a mill of that age running. The guides are very interesting and knowledgeable and can keep it short or long. There is a children's section with activities to help them understand how the process works.

Visited July 2014
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Ramtown, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“very informative”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The historian at the mill was very knowledgeable. He kept it interesting and answered every question the kids had.

Visited July 2014
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Middletown, Delaware
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“The Grist Mill”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

A good working grist mill. The operators of this mill portray the time period! With many added historical points.

Visited July 2014
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