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Address: Sudbury, MA
Phone Number: +1 (978) 443-1776

Part of the Longfellow Wayside Inn, a National Historic Site, this is a...

Part of the Longfellow Wayside Inn, a National Historic Site, this is a replica of an early 1740s grist mill that is still used for grinding grains for use and sale at the Inn.

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Kodak Opportunity!

What an absolutley beautiful replica! Lot's of historic touches and a perfect Kodak opportunity! Take pictures on the bridge by the stream and check out all the old Mill... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Leslie D
McGregor, Texas
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McGregor, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an absolutley beautiful replica! Lot's of historic touches and a perfect Kodak opportunity! Take pictures on the bridge by the stream and check out all the old Mill Stones!!!!!

Thank Leslie D
Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can visit Authentic working grist mill and tour inside. The grounds are wonderful for picnicking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A great place for photos and a bit of history still in use today, as the flour used at the wayside inn is ground here!

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Sudbury is an iconic destination in Massachusetts of the Old England and historic for many reasons. Each time I visit my relatives, I take some time off to get acquainted with the local history. My spouse and I were driving and took a tour of the Old Grist Mill and the picturesque garden around while the museum remains closed on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a great place for a picnic. Your kids can run around and look at the stream and go inside and learn about the Grist Mill. Great Place to take pictures for a wedding and you can even get married across the street at the Red Chapel.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This has to be one of the most photographed spots in New England. This is part of the Wayside Inn area, create by the Ford Foundation. The mill never actually worked...another of Ford's follies....but it sure is beautiful to see. You can easily walk up to the Wayside Inn and just across the road is the Martha Mary Chapel and... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a nice place to visit to see a working Grist Mill in a very peaceful setting. Many people come and have picnics on the grounds and the output from the Grist Mill is used to make some of the biscuits at the adjacent Wayside Inn. The miller is very helpful in explaining the workings of the mill. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view in Autumn! I like to go every fall. I enjoy taking pictures also it's quite and peaceful place. You're going to love it!

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I brought some friends of China to see the mill and take the tour. volunteers were dressed up in period clothing and it was a lot of fun! I highly recommend this place. It is great for families friends hiking an all around great experience.

Thank Barbara O
Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Near Longfellow's Wayside Inn, the grist mill is best visited Spring through Fall, when you can walk around outside around the mill and pond.

Thank Carol Y

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