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14 Feb 2018
“Afternoon stroll”
11 Jun 2017
“El Molino Viejo”
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1120 Old Mill Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1840
+1 626-449-5458
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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting place , loads of history. The lady that greeted us was very knowledgeable of all the historical events . The. Gardens around the outside are wonderful. This is well worth a visit .

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank V6907YGraymondb
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

The Ol Mill aldo known as "El Molino Viejo" is a former grist mill which was build by Father José Maria de Zalvidea in 1816. The mill used to grind corn and grain to flour. It has a well maintained garden. This place is not...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ArieDiepen
Reviewed February 13, 2016

El Molino Viejo (the Old Mill) was built as the first grist mill for the Mission San Garbriel over 200 years ago. It was a failure as a mill but survived the years as residence to a number of Californians. An appointment is necessary. The...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed December 28, 2015

Wonderful Area...San Marino..if you can find it. but warning, make sure you park off the street, because Parking Tickets in San Marino are very very expensive and plentiful..Interesting old building in a fabulous area...but not easy to find..on a back street...use GPS..

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Aston B
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Our server at lunch mentioned going there since it was close and free and I'm so glad she did. It is small, but certainly interesting to those that like local history and the stories of the California missions. I've been told that there are concerts...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank dlynns
Reviewed February 20, 2015

The woman there called it a "well-kept secret." This water mill was used as a grist mill by the San Gabriel Mission. A good diorama shows how. The patio is surrounded by pomegranate trees with amazing trunks.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank barbgal
Reviewed February 16, 2015

This lovely little building in a gorgeous garden setting is well worth visiting if you love Spanish Colonial architecture and/or history. It is the original grain mill for the San Gabriel Mission and is quite close to Huntington Library and Gardens and is a nice...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Janhuss
Reviewed February 13, 2015

My son and I enjoyed a wonderful evening concert here last summer.. the sounds of the music mixed with the natural setting was most beautiful

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank sburlando
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