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Address: Sudbury, MA
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+1 978-443-1776

Part of the Longfellow Wayside Inn, a National Historic Site, this is a...

Part of the Longfellow Wayside Inn, a National Historic Site, this is a replica of an early 1740s grist mill that is still used for grinding grains for use and sale at the Inn.

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Quick, scenic stop

Worth a stop if you're in the area, but not much to see. We thought the water would be 'turning' the waterwheel, but it was overflowing on the side of the mill. We spent 10... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Worth a stop if you're in the area, but not much to see. We thought the water would be 'turning' the waterwheel, but it was overflowing on the side of the mill. We spent 10 minutes there. Pretty area.

Thank Love2Travel9999
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

You can go here and watch the miller grind the meal into flour or cornmeal and buy it right there to take home. He will tell you all the historical facts and details of what he is doing. Super fun for the family. Afterwards you can walk the trails or go over to the Wayside Inn.

Thank Stephanie W
Milton, Massachusetts
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276 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

So historic and nice walking paths. Very peaceful and scenic views. Located right off the main road.

Thank 61elc
Acton, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Reproduction of a grist mill. Works, great area for wedding and other photography. Nice to see it in operation.

Thank davidhale22
McGregor, Texas
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

What an absolutley beautiful replica! Lot's of historic touches and a perfect Kodak opportunity! Take pictures on the bridge by the stream and check out all the old Mill Stones!!!!!

Thank Leslie D
Stuart, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

You can visit Authentic working grist mill and tour inside. The grounds are wonderful for picnicking.

Thank JanetP4
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

A great place for photos and a bit of history still in use today, as the flour used at the wayside inn is ground here!

Thank LadyDebC
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Sudbury is an iconic destination in Massachusetts of the Old England and historic for many reasons. Each time I visit my relatives, I take some time off to get acquainted with the local history. My spouse and I were driving and took a tour of the Old Grist Mill and the picturesque garden around while the museum remains closed on... More 

Thank Sharadaprasad R
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a great place for a picnic. Your kids can run around and look at the stream and go inside and learn about the Grist Mill. Great Place to take pictures for a wedding and you can even get married across the street at the Red Chapel.

Thank Lorena ann L
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This has to be one of the most photographed spots in New England. This is part of the Wayside Inn area, create by the Ford Foundation. The mill never actually worked...another of Ford's follies....but it sure is beautiful to see. You can easily walk up to the Wayside Inn and just across the road is the Martha Mary Chapel and... More 

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