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Plimoth Grist Mill

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Address: 6 Spring Ln, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA 02360-3400
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Plimoth Grist Mill is a restored and fully functioning grist mill located...

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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Cool to see these types of structures still functioning.

Not many of these things still turning and able to do what they were intended to do so many years ago. Very important to help these places survive for younger generations that are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many of these things still turning and able to do what they were intended to do so many years ago. Very important to help these places survive for younger generations that are already confused about the concept of record players.....

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Jurupa Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here because we wanted to get something to drink and eat for the baby. Ended up getting something for all of us. It was fun looking at everything in this area. You could walk to here with no trouble.

Waltham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Inside was closed. Nice water wheel and river. Nice sitting area. Was rather small comparing it to a stone one a few hours north.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The Grist Mill has an interesting history - fascinating take! Don't miss visiting the Jenney Museum nearby and chat with Leo the Miller (Martin) and his wife who have been involved with this site and are fabulous tour guides. Don't miss the hidden gem of Plymouth - the National Monument of the Forefathers - Leo Martin does a wonderful tour... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Came here as part of our Plimoth Plantation ticket package. It's not something I would've picked out to visit, but definitely glad we did. We learned a lot about how grist mills work. It was suggested we park by the Grist Mill, visit the Grist Mill, then walk down to the beach to see the Mayflower II and that worked... More 

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Cohasset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Our grandsons loved this experience. They learned about the mill, had cider and cornmeal cookies which were surprisingly tasty, and did a number of fun activities. They made candles, several ornaments and cards, heard a story and found hidden mice. A nice family afternoon.

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Fresh Meadows, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

the grist mill is a must visit can buy a combo ticket with planation....staff very helpful and the demonstrations are very informative

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were a bit disappointed by the mill, however it may have been enjoyable with children because of the hands on educational activities available (I.e., mashing corn for grinding, etc.). We missed the time frame when the mill was actually running (which probably could be viewed from the sidewalk, thereby saving some money!

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Great attraction and a must see in the area - we were with a guide who really brought history to life -

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Pierre, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The mill was rebuilt in the 1970's to show what the original mill was like back in the 1630s. The staff was incredibly friendly and outgoing. You can tell they love working there. My recommendation is if you have enough flexibility in your schedule call ahead and find out what days they actual grind corn.

Thank Dawson L

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