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Oldest working windmill in USA!

This is a gem! I went twice, once by myself and once with friends. It is very small but if you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lada K
Tour Stop

On a tour with Gail’s tour and we had an extended stop at the Old Mill. Excellent look back in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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50 Prospect St, Nantucket, MA 02554-4337
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem! I went twice, once by myself and once with friends. It is very small but if you are lucky, your guide will be one of the real enthusiasts who can actually work the mill! It is really worth visiting

Thank Lada K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a tour with Gail’s tour and we had an extended stop at the Old Mill. Excellent look back in time to how grain was milled. The architecture and craftsmanship are exquisite. The size is also very impressive. Given the tools of the day, it...More

Thank bad4bob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old grist mill is charming and one gets to see how it operated.Wonderfully maintained.Can buy cornmeal there for your favorite recipes.

Thank BDL25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A short trip up the hill from town leads to the old wind mill. Very picturesque spot to snap that awesome shot! Easy to get to on foot or bike

Thank Randall M
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love the old mill. It’s a super cool piece of we’ll preserved history that we are lucky to have here on Nantucket! Tour guides are all really nice. There is nothing quite like seeing it running as well!

1  Thank Waleed E
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Engineering marvel and great historic significance of the island. The staff at the mill was full of local historic knowledge as well as engineering knowledge on the inner workings of this impressive machine. Kids enjoyed it. Also with the Pass $6 adult, $3 for youth...More

2  Thank Todd C
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I loved the tour of the Old Mill. The tour guide was quite passionate about the history and the workings of the Mill. I highly recommend the tour. It is educational and fascinating. It is something I will remember forever.

2  Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This 1746 constructed mill is reported by the Old Mill guide to be 1000 AD mill design construction technique, presumably imported from Medieval Europe. The weather vanes can be mounted and the mill can actually function. It's an amazing machine that is well worth a...More

1  Thank jm2r
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Nice mill but the windmills were not attached when we were there in early May. The mill was not open to the public when we were there. There are times that it is working and we would have loved to see it operating.

Thank Dale B
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Rented bikes to see the 5 main attractions included in our whaling museum ( even though they were all closed for the season) We were tryumpant on our arrival ( got lost along the way but had many laughs along the way as well) took...More

Thank hleonard
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24 July 2016|
Response from Jeff T | Reviewed this property |
Check NHA website for times they are doing tours...or just stop by! There are often NHA folks there