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Dexter Grist Mill

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Address: Water Street, at the intersection of Main and Water streets, Sandwich, MA 02563
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08:30 - 16:30
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As with everything we encountered during our visit to Cape Cod off-season, the Dexter Grist Mill was closed until summer. The mill was built around 1640 and in 1920 converted to... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there off season - however even the photos were poor as they were undertaking repair. We had gone there specially to see it with the adjoining point. Disappointed given the previous reviews

Thank boaster
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

As with everything we encountered during our visit to Cape Cod off-season, the Dexter Grist Mill was closed until summer. The mill was built around 1640 and in 1920 converted to a tearoom. The town of Sandwich bought the mill and surrounding area for $6,300 and had it restored in 1961. It has a wooden waterwheel and imported from France... More 

1 Thank ITRT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is an actual working grist mill. It has been lovingly restored and is completely operational. There is a small fee, about $4, to go into it. Guides explain the operations and actually grind corn for you. They even sell the corn meal.....which is organic! Bought 2 bags and it makes the most delicious corn bread I have ever eaten!... More 

Thank molokinirum
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We love coming here every year with our French cultural exchange students! Corn was always an American crop....not European! See how the corn is still ground today, . Try it fresh from the grind, here some history, buy a bag of fresh ly ground corn meal and get the original recipe for corn bread! We always go home and bake... More 

1 Thank Lydia A
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located right behind town hall, the mill and pond provides the perfect place to start a visit to Sandwich. Watch the swans, walk by the water, and enjoy the calm beauty of this place.

1 Thank Joe D
Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

On a tour visit what a beautiful little town to visit in the sunshine. Very picturesque , although closed also a glass museum in this town - told worth a visit when open.

Thank Jo W
Post Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The actual mill was closed to tours the day we were there, bit the grounds and mill dam are were open. It's good place to enjoy some fresh air stretch your legs, and listen to the sound of the water wheel turning.

Thank wdlander
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We had visited the mill in the past and gotten their really good cornmeal so decided to stop by on our way off the cape. Info here said open now at 8:30- wrong! Woman at city hall said they open at 11:00. So we left early just to get to mill when they opened- for nothing! Luckily we were able... More 

1 Thank Siberianqueen
Sparta, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a neat visit to see a 450 yr old working grist mill where you can buy a bag of the cornmeal. Would definitely see this.

1 Thank Cabrill
Boynton Beach
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The tour here for $4/pp was delightful. The two guides took a lot of time to demonstrate and explain the process, and let us get up close with all the machinery. We almost missed taking the tour because at noon on a Sunday they were not yet open. Luckily, as we were exiting Sandwich at 2:00 we passed by and... More 

1 Thank Lynn S

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