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Dexter’s Grist Mill

2 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
+1 508-888-4361
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Working Mill

Visited on a very pleasant Sunday afternoon, quite late in the day, so we got a very quick tour of... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Scenic Grist Mill

We toured the area and took some photos. It is very scenic and well kept. Limited on street... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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Welcome to the Thomas Dexter Grist Mill! We offer 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!
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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
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“grinding corn” (4 reviews)
“water jugs” (3 reviews)
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2 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
+1 508-888-4361
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Visited on a very pleasant Sunday afternoon, quite late in the day, so we got a very quick tour of the mill. The two gentlemen running the mill were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The mill is well maintained and in full working order and worth...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We toured the area and took some photos. It is very scenic and well kept. Limited on street parking, but worth the time.

Thank E3129VXjohnb
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Well worth the $4 fee to enter and get the tour - the two gents inside are very knowledgeable about the mill, and provide a full demonstration of grinding the corn. You get a little taste of the freshly ground corn and it is so...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Site of the original Thomas Dexter gristmill that began operation in about 1654. The current mill and site was restored in 1961. Unfortunately we didn't have time for the modest $4 admission tour of the inside workings to see the wooden gears infill operation grinding....More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The Mill is situated on the edge of Shawme pond with the natural spring water feeding it. It's only $4 to enter and although small the two guys inside had lots to explain and history to tell. The Mill looks pretty ancient but in fact...More

1  Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is history. At Dexter's Grist Mill in Sandwich, Massachusetts, the oldest town on Cape Cod, you can watch millers grind corn on a wooden mill mechanism, then purchase bags of fresh cornmeal that served as the staple food for townspeople in the 1600s. Located...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't stop to tour the Grist Mill, but it was beautiful to drive past and photograph. Sandwich is small, but cute, and this is a lovely part of town! I wouldn't have made a special trip to see it, but we were staying in...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Dexter's Grist Mill is a tiny gain mill. The original version was built in in 1637. It was an operational mill until 1881. In the early 1900's, it was used as a Tea Room for the elite from the New England area. Eventually, it shut...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Good tour and demonstration by the two Millers of how corn was ground 200 years ago. Recommend for kids learning history. BTW, my Grandfather was the first Miller after the restoration in the '60's I believe.

Thank William D
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Sandwich is a scenic, quaint off-the-beaten-path but still popular spot to visit on Cape Cod. I happened upon this while walking through Sandwich and saw a local woman filling water jugs from the spring here. She said the water is very good, so I took...More

Thank Mark J
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