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Dexter’s Grist Mill

2 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
+1 508-888-4361
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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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“water jugs” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION
2 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
CONTACT
+1 508-888-4361
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"grind corn"
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"water jugs"
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"freshly ground"
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"cornbread"
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"natural spring water"
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"working order"
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"exact replica"
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"hoxie house"
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"beautiful setting"
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"from france"
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"historic area"
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"stretch your legs"
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"take pictures"
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"interesting visit"
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"the sandwich glass museum"
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"great tour"
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"memorial day"
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Reviewed September 25, 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 September 21, 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...More

1  Thank Siberianqueen
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Reviewed September 18, 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.

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Reviewed September 18, 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...More

1  Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is a nice place to sit and read and watch the ducks. There is a grist mill that one can pay to view, we did not visit there, just sat in the sunshine and enjoyed the view and quiet for a couple hours

Thank kittyderr
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Dexter Grist Mill dates back to 1637. It is picturesque; the setting is very pretty with the water-powered wheel and well-kept grounds. All the mill's machinery is the earliest type used in this country and is driven by water power. The guides give interesting...More

3  Thank dcareypa
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Reviewed September 5, 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
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Reviewed September 4, 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
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Reviewed September 1, 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
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Reviewed August 30, 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
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