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Dexter’s Grist Mill

2 Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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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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2 Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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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...More

Thank brittany z z
Reviewed 4 September 2016

While the mill was closed at the time of our visit, But the site is beautiful, from the mill building to the mill pond. Absolutely worth seeing! Also, across the street you can find public rest rooms, which are not always easy to find. Hope...More

1  Thank Staten_Islander
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Dexter Grist Mill may be the reason why the town of Sandwich is here. The Mill actually grinds corn meal on a daily basis using the water wheel and stone grinding mechanism that is probably hundreds of years old. You can purchase the ground...More

1  Thank Franco M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Loved it. The two gentlemen tour guides were very informative and we were actually able to see the mill at work. I can't wait to bring my son back (this is a girls trip).

1  Thank Connie F
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a delightful informative tour of this beautiful property. It was truly a glimpse of history! We even took home some of the freshly ground cornmeal that was for sale at the end of our stay.

1  Thank Sandollar516
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Interesting history, even my children enjoyed it. Cornmeal for sale. Beautiful place for pictures. Staff was very knowledgeable.

Thank Niya2001
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

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.

2  Thank 2butterfly
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

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.

2  Thank rhodysmiles
Reviewed 18 October 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...More

3  Thank Im_traveling_solo
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

The Dexter Grist Mill is a picturesque working mill which sells organic corn meal produced there. The mill is small but had a tour guide for each of the two levels. They explained the mechanics of the mill and some of the history behind the...More

1  Thank David O
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