This 1746 constructed mill is reported by the Old Mill guide to be 1000 AD mill design construction technique, presumably imported from Medieval Europe.
The weather vanes can be mounted and the mill can actually function. It's an amazing machine that is well worth a 30 minute visit on Nantucket. The grinding machine, wooden gear cog construction and large external wheel that can rotate the mill are fascinating. A tribute to pre-industrial revolution engineering!
The mill, windmill and rotating top are preserved immaculately.
Tour guides are inside the structure.
As part of an NHA property, purchase a ticket at the excellent Nantucket Whaling Museum on Broad Street. This provides access to all of these little gems of properties all around town.
Well worth 30 minutes of your precious island time!!
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