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Dexter’s Grist Mill

2 Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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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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2 Water Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good tour and demonstration by the two Millers of how corn was ground 200 years ago. Recommend for kids learning history. BTW, my Grandfather was the first Miller after the restoration in the '60's I believe.

Thank William D
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Sandwich is a scenic, quaint off-the-beaten-path but still popular spot to visit on Cape Cod. I happened upon this while walking through Sandwich and saw a local woman filling water jugs from the spring here. She said the water is very good, so I took...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Located just outside the downtown. Beautiful walk around the pond to the Grist Mill. Hours are limited so plan accordingly if you want to see it open and functioning.

Thank Quib09
Reviewed 5 June 2017

When we visited just prior to Memorial Day, the mill was not open. It would have been nice to see it in action.

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We were there off season - however even the photos were poor as they were undertaking repair. We had gone there specially to see it with the adjoining point. Disappointed given the previous reviews

Thank boaster
Reviewed 16 April 2017

As with everything we encountered during our visit to Cape Cod off-season, the Dexter Grist Mill was closed until summer. The mill was built around 1640 and in 1920 converted to a tearoom. The town of Sandwich bought the mill and surrounding area for $6,300...More

1  Thank ITRT
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is an actual working grist mill. It has been lovingly restored and is completely operational. There is a small fee, about $4, to go into it. Guides explain the operations and actually grind corn for you. They even sell the corn meal.....which is organic!...More

Thank molokinirum
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We love coming here every year with our French cultural exchange students! Corn was always an American crop....not European! See how the corn is still ground today, . Try it fresh from the grind, here some history, buy a bag of fresh ly ground corn...More

1  Thank Lydia A
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located right behind town hall, the mill and pond provides the perfect place to start a visit to Sandwich. Watch the swans, walk by the water, and enjoy the calm beauty of this place.

1  Thank Joe D
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