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Welcome to the Thomas Dexter Grist Mill! We offer tours of our mid-17th century grist mill nestled in the heart of Sandwich all 7 days of the week. As a fully operating site, we also sell fresh bags of our famous corn meal. Our mill is the perfect...more
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2 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only use the corn meal from Dexter's Grist Mill. It is delicious, with a nice, crunchy texture. We live in Rochester, NY but stock up (and freeze) corn meal whenever we visit the Cape.

Thank csdtravel
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The pond-side location is picturesque, but the real fun is experiencing the workings of a traditional mill. Two visitors, concentrating fiercely, helped the guide release the gate that starts water flowing to turn the wheel. The small mill comes alive with the sounds of water...More

2  Thank TheBigSuitcase
Reviewed 14 January 2018

When walking around Sandwich center, you will feel like you have been transported back in time. The old but well restored grist mill still has freshly ground corn, the swans and ducks swim serenely on Shawme Pond, you can visit the old cemetery with graves...More

3  Thank waggonerj
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful in the fall.The cape In The off season is a really peaceful and colorful place.I love Sandwich

Thank Bostonstrong15
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Visited on a very pleasant Sunday afternoon, quite late in the day, so we got a very quick tour of the mill. The two gentlemen running the mill were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The mill is well maintained and in full working order and worth...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We toured the area and took some photos. It is very scenic and well kept. Limited on street parking, but worth the time.

Thank E3129VXjohnb
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Well worth the $4 fee to enter and get the tour - the two gents inside are very knowledgeable about the mill, and provide a full demonstration of grinding the corn. You get a little taste of the freshly ground corn and it is so...More

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Site of the original Thomas Dexter gristmill that began operation in about 1654. The current mill and site was restored in 1961. Unfortunately we didn't have time for the modest $4 admission tour of the inside workings to see the wooden gears infill operation grinding....More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The Mill is situated on the edge of Shawme pond with the natural spring water feeding it. It's only $4 to enter and although small the two guys inside had lots to explain and history to tell. The Mill looks pretty ancient but in fact...More

1  Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is history. At Dexter's Grist Mill in Sandwich, Massachusetts, the oldest town on Cape Cod, you can watch millers grind corn on a wooden mill mechanism, then purchase bags of fresh cornmeal that served as the staple food for townspeople in the 1600s. Located...More

Thank Taylor B
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