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Dexter’s Grist Mill

2 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
+1 508-888-4361
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Picture Perfect

Lovely grist mill on beautiful lake and river. The volunteers were retired gentlemen who were eager... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2012
grace m
Boynton Beach, Florida
Very interesting old mill

We were fortunate to have 2 retireed gentlemen who enjoyed the job of explaining the mill and you... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2012
York, Pennsylvania
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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!
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“water wheel” (5 reviews)
“grinding corn” (4 reviews)
“water jugs” (3 reviews)
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2 Water St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2310
+1 508-888-4361
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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
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Interesting for younger children, the tour guide decided to rib us throughout his talk because we are from the UK, all OK but it got a little boring after a while. Still interesting from an engineering perspective but 10 - 20 mins max

Thank DLTH
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Had our wedding photos done there. Amazing spots, the pond, stone walls, old buildings. Loved it!

2  Thank cab821
Reviewed 20 January 2012

The most popular photographing site in town for the prom and weddings. demonstrations daily of grinding wheel. peaceful wonderful Americana at its best.

Reviewed 30 October 2011

This is definitely a good stop to make. The nicest gentleman spent time telling us all about the history of the mill. There is a lot more to the mill than one would have imagined and that this was all done hundreds of years ago!

Thank lablovr00
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