We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 11:00 - 16:30
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (102)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grind corn”(4 reviews)
“water jugs”(3 reviews)
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:30
See all hours
2 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
+1 508-888-4361
Reviews (107)
There are newer reviews for Dexter’s Grist Mill
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
99 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsgrind cornwater jugsfreshly groundnatural spring waterworking orderexact replicahoxie housefrom francehistoric areatake picturesstretch your legsinteresting visitthe sandwich glass museumgreat tourmemorial dayoff seasonnew england
Updating list...
81 - 90 of 99 reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Oh my goodness, not only is this place amazing and beautiful, the corn meal is like nothing I ever tasted before! Pure candy! A place not to be missed.

1  Thank Wanda T
Reviewed 9 July 2013

This is a perfect trip back in time over 375 years to the industry of our country's very beginning. Restored in 1961 to its 1654 operating conditiony you will be hosted by a knowledgable staff who take visitors back in time to when this mill...More

1  Thank douglas d
Reviewed 5 January 2013

This a very pretty, photo stop with lots of colonial history to boot. I pass it almost daily and always enjoy looking. There is an artisan well there as well

1  Thank Jane B
Reviewed 9 October 2012

This is a beautiful spot. We saw this mill in a two for one deal after vising the Hoxie House. Park at the Hoxie House (no parking at the mill) and walk the three blocks to the mill. The guides give an interesting tour and...More

2  Thank VAPilot
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Lovely grist mill on beautiful lake and river. The volunteers were retired gentlemen who were eager to answer whatever questions one might have. They truly enjoyed what they were doing.

Thank grace m
Reviewed 22 September 2012

We were fortunate to have 2 retireed gentlemen who enjoyed the job of explaining the mill and you could tell by the energy of their presentation. They were knowledgeable about the operation of the mill and could answer questions

2  Thank bigbuster885
Reviewed 12 September 2012

I wouldn't make this a destination, however if you in the area its worth a 15min. peek. Great place for photos :)

Thank Goodthingguy
Reviewed 31 August 2012

The corn meal you can purchase after the tour is really a great keepsake for home. The mill is scenic and not too expensive.

Thank Laenee
Reviewed 31 August 2012

The ticket person was very helpful in guiding us to places. The tour is great. The men gave a very informative tour and funny tool

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Not sure where the most charm comes from! Is it this beautiful little historical mill or the staff that works there? This mill setting is classic. Fascinating to see how corn meal was produced long go. Special treat to keep a bag of Dexter's corn...More

Thank Lisa601
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Dexter’s Grist Mill staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines