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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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Great stop in sandwich

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... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2015
David O
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 9 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 mill. Even if the mill is closed, it is a great backdrop for a photo.

1 Thank David O
Groton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This Grist Mill is so interesting to visit. Hear the history of it from knowledgeable guides. See how corn is ground into corn meal, and then buy some in a souvenir cloth bag. Well worth the price!

Thank ladyofgrammar
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This mill is situated in a very picturesque setting. Very knowledgeable docents offer explanation and demonstrations. Cornmeal is available for purchase. Close to town.

1 Thank Peg N
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I stopped by to buy their stone ground cornmeal - yummy, you can tour the mill also. They open at 11am

2 Thank 716Alice
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I didn't get to go inside since it was closed but it is very beautiful at sunset to walk around the area.

Thank Amber F
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

We walked down from Hoxie House where we parked. Met inside the tiny mill by an gentleman who explained the history of the mill. Other guides showed the ground corn from below the wheels. A spare set of mill wheels on display came from France (Loire Valley?). Ground corn available on sale.

Thank davrigs
Lancs uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Great to see the commitment of the seniors who act as guides and tell the history of this lovely mill.

1 Thank YoshisMum
estero, florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

this grist mill is near the water. it is quite old and is a nice place to relax. you can walk around the area and relax on a nice day.

Thank Sally S
Springfield, Tennessee
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Unfortunately I arrived at a day and time when the mill was closed. Even when it is closed this is a great photo opportunity. This iconic symbol of Sandwich is in a beautiful setting that makes for some beautiful pictures. The mill is well preserved and the water chase that runs through it is very picturesque as was proven by... More 

Thank Tennessee50plus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I highly recommend a visit to the Dexter Grist Mill in Sandwich MA. The two guides who explained the history and workings of the mill were informative and amusing. Seeing the 'bottom fed' mill wheel start up and work the mill stones was great. The mill pond is particularly picturesque.

Thank Peter W

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