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Old Mill

50 Prospect St, Nantucket, MA 02554-4337
+1 508-228-1894
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On the Madaket Bike path

Easy to get to and park at, this is a nice spot for a photo op that doesn't take very long. They do... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2014
Genny164
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Boston, Massachusetts
Very interesting!

We had a great tour given by Tom Miner. Very very interesting! My 8 year old son loved it and so... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2014
Tally4
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50 Prospect St, Nantucket, MA 02554-4337
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Easy to get to and park at, this is a nice spot for a photo op that doesn't take very long. They do have some tours for a small fee, but just walking around taking the photos is also good enough. I found a 1930...More

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Dear Genny, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill. If you enjoyed the exterior of the site, we're sure you would love the tour of the inside as well! Remember, our All-Access Pass admission ticket includes a visit to...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We had a great tour given by Tom Miner. Very very interesting! My 8 year old son loved it and so did we. Very cool!More

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Old Mill. We're so happy to hear that your son enjoyed learning about the Mill's rich history from one of our expert guides. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Tom...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Come by and you will too! Very interesting and informative tour. The guides were young nantucket natives that gave a short but fact filled demonstration of all parts of the mill. Then walk down the hill and eat at the downeyflake!!More

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill. We're thrilled to learn that you enjoyed learning about its rich history from some of our expert guides and that you got to see it in action! We thank you very much...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Our visit to the windmill turned into more than just historical sightseeing. By the time we left we felt we had just formed two new friendships. The wind was ideal for the sails to turn, the sun was on our faces and the conversation was...More

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2014

Thank you so much for your review of your visit to the Old Mill this past fall. We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience learning about one of the oldest working mills in the country, and that you were able to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Once again the Nantucket Historical Society has a real gem. We had purchased a combined ticket at the Whaling Museum so we not only enjoyed the outside of the mill, but also had a tour of the inside. This is the oldest working wind mill...More

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2013

Dear Mary, Thank you so much for your review of your recent visit to the NHA's Old Mill historic property. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed yet another one of our sites. We agree that the Old Mill staff is an excellent...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

So cool. Walk or bike to see this working mill. You will not be disappointed. It is funny that a painted telephone pole is being used as a support system. The red paint doesn't disguise the fact it is a telephone pole.

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Reviewed 19 September 2012

Well we set off to just take a look at the old mill in the middle of the Nantucket neighborhood, but found a man in the back painting the iron hardware. Tom "Terrific" Miner of the Nantucket Historical Society. What a wealth of island &...More

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NHATeam, Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2012

We are so delighted that you visited the Old Mill and had the opportunity to speak with Tom as he shared his knowledge about Nantucket and beyond! Thank you for your review - we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Our rental house was just a 2 min. walk from Old Mill so we went there numerous times during the trip to take photos and my husband was there every day. It's a great place to take family photos sitting on the fence and for...More

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NHATeam, Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2012

Thank you for visiting the Old Mill and sharing its history in your review. We are delighted that you were able to spend time there and take many photos. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 21 July 2012

This is another wonderful property that is owned by the Nantucket Historical Association. We were fortunate to visit the mill on a breezy day and we were actually in the mill when it started to run! Our enthusiastic and knowledgable guide is also an engineer...More

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NHATeam, Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2012

Thank you for your review of the Old Mill. We are so thrilled that you appreciated and enjoyed the history of the mill and had the opportunity to see it in action on a windy day. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 7 June 2012

This is the oldest continually working wind mill in America. It's small, the stairs are steep, but on a good day (depending on wind and weather), cornmeal is ground, a tour is included telling the history of the mill itself. Due to a levy, it...More

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NHATeam, Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2012

Thank you for this great review of the Old Mill. We look forward to seeing you at Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 14!

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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
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