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Dexter’s Grist Mill

2 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
+1 508-888-4361
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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 spot for anyone looking for a gorgeous view, an educational adventure, and a slice of local history!
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“water jugs” (3 reviews)
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2 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
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+1 508-888-4361
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"grind corn"
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"water jugs"
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"freshly ground"
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"cornbread"
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"natural spring water"
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"working order"
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"exact replica"
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"hoxie house"
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"beautiful setting"
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"from france"
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"historic area"
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"stretch your legs"
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"take pictures"
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"interesting visit"
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"the sandwich glass museum"
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"great tour"
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"memorial day"
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

Thank Wendy S
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't stop to tour the Grist Mill, but it was beautiful to drive past and photograph. Sandwich is small, but cute, and this is a lovely part of town! I wouldn't have made a special trip to see it, but we were staying in...More

Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Dexter's Grist Mill is a tiny gain mill. The original version was built in in 1637. It was an operational mill until 1881. In the early 1900's, it was used as a Tea Room for the elite from the New England area. Eventually, it shut...More

Thank CraftBeers
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