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History, Fresh Air and Mechanics

We walked from town to the mill. We had an interested and interesting guide. The mill is, not... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2015
Douglas T
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New York City, New York
What an unexpected gem

We stopped by the Old Mill on our rented scooter and as we were roaming around the yard outside the... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2015
Jbrow1954
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

We walked from town to the mill. We had an interested and interesting guide. The mill is, not surprisingly, on the top of a ridge, with refreshing breezes and some views away from town. Since the mill was built in 1746, its very existence is...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

Dear Douglas, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill historic property. We're so glad that you enjoyed learning about its rich history as the oldest continuously operating windmill in the country and got to take in some of the...More

Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

We stopped by the Old Mill on our rented scooter and as we were roaming around the yard outside the windmill, a volunteer named "Thomas" appeared and began telling us about the general mechanics and uses of the mill dating back to the mid 1750's....More

Date of experience: June 2015
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2015

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill historic property. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Tom, one of our expert museum guides and that you got to see all of the inner workings of the...More

Reviewed 3 April 2015

After visiting the whaling museum, we followed their map walking through streets lined with beautiful historic homes to reach the windmill. We were met by a very knowledgeable docent who took us through the history of the mill and its significance for Nantucket. We have...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2015

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Old Mill last year. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with one of our expert "millers" and that you learned about the impact of windmills on Nantucket. We're thrilled you found it to...More

Reviewed 10 November 2014

it was included in the tour i took is an old wooden mill very interesting, a fun place for kids to visit

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank VictoriaD2
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

This is a really nice, old windmill to visit. It captures much of the old ambience and history of the island. It's wellpreserved and especially nice to visit. It's very easy to get to and just outside the town. It's something you should not mess.

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Reviewed 14 October 2014

Would liked to have timed visit to see the mill in operation. It was nice to be able to buy some of the corn meal.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

Whenever I go to the island, I stop by here. This time, a NHS tour guide was there. His name is Tom and he's the most informative, personable, likable tour guide, ever! Besides explaining the engineering aspects, he was an expert on weather (which is...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2014

Dear Marielle, Thank you for your review of your visit last month to the Old Mill historic property. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about our site, which is he oldest continuously operating windmill in the country! We will be sure to...More

Reviewed 21 August 2014

I don't know if I've ever been on a tour where the host knew so much about the landmark, was responsible for its upkeep first-hanad, and was so passionate about it. As frequent visitors to Nantucket, we're always looking for new things to do and...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill historic site. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with one of our expert guides. At the Nantucket Historical Association, we are always looking for ways to educate Nantucket...More

Reviewed 13 August 2014

My parents, husband and I stopped by Old Mill today to check it out. As a tour had already started, we were stuck outside...until Tom Miner peered around the corner and saw us from his seat. "Would you like a private tour?", he offered. Turns...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Old Mill historic property. We're thrilled to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your experience, and we will certainly pass along your kind words to Tom. We agree that the Old Mill...More

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

Date of experience: August 2014
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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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Check NHA website for times they are doing tours...or just stop by! There are often NHA folks there
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