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Plimoth Grist Mill

6 Spring Ln, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA 02360-3400
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Plimoth Grist Mill is a restored and fully functioning grist mill located on Town Brook in Plymouth, Massachusetts, only a few minutes away from Mayflower II and the waterfront. The mill is a reproduction of the 1636 mill built by the Pilgrims in Plimoth Colony, and construction was completed in 1970. The mill runs on Saturdays and Wednesdays from noon to 3 pm, where you can see our miller grin corn into cornmeal. On non-milling days, let our tour guides show you around and explain the history of the mill from 1636 onwards, discussing the effects local industry had on the environment as well as the steps being taken to preserve the ecology of the Town Brook area today.
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“grinding corn” (9 reviews)
“gift shop” (20 reviews)
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6 Spring Ln, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA 02360-3400
6 Spring Ln, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA 02360-3400
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We added this to our admission ticket to Plimoth Plantation. It was only a couple of bucks apiece. Was it worth the money and the time? Barely. It was interesting to see the mill. It was interesting to hear about the screening of the milled...More

Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We’d paid extra to include the Grist Mill in our ticket to Plimoth Plantation. It is a working mill and there are demonstrations during the day. Our guides were very chatty and explained all there was about grinding corn. The mill is conveniently located close...More

Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This was opposite the John Carver Inn and was an interesting attraction. There is a cafe on site and it is the start of the Brewster Gardens walk.

Thank Jean A
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We enjoy checking out local history when we travel, looked up Trip Advisory & saw this historic mill. The docent was well versed in the grist mill history & gave a great presentation. The best part was the corn they mill there is available for...More

Thank Irishmom4
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very hands-on for the kids and good guides. Once they learn about the history and operations, there were plenty of activities for the kids to do. They only grind corn on rare occasions but there was some tasty samples when we visited. Cute but small...More

Thank toscwolfstar
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Well it was working the day we were there, it is open every day but only works on certain days. When the mill is working you can watch the millstones being readied and levelled before the wheel starts to turn. When the corn is being...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We bought a combination ticket for the Plimouth Plantation and the Grist Mill. We were amazed at the knowledge and enthusiasm of the two guides working in the mill when we visited. The mill wasn't grinding that day but it was easy to understand the...More

Thank GreyPoundLondon
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This old working grist mill is well worth a visit. Laying along the Town Brook which was the reason the Pilgrim Fathers chose Plymouth to put ashore, it still mills corn in the old fashioned way with a water wheel and mill stone. We had...More

Thank valma c
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Too many people, too small, no place to stand, interpreter had a Southern accent, she was from Georgia. Not great. Expected more. We had children with us who got nausea from the very confined area.

Thank francinebellini
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Buy the combination ticket that included Plimouth Plantation. Park in the free parking lot right outside the Grist Mill. The docent was quite informative telling of the goings on at the Grist Mill and how things changed over time. It's not the original building from...More

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