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“Loved the Old Mill Tour”
Review of Old Mill

Old Mill
Ranked #12 of 59 things to do in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I loved the tour of the Old Mill. The tour guide was quite passionate about the history and the workings of the Mill. I highly recommend the tour. It is educational and fascinating. It is something I will remember forever.

2  Thank Joyce R
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

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!!

1  Thank jm2r
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Nice mill but the windmills were not attached when we were there in early May. The mill was not open to the public when we were there. There are times that it is working and we would have loved to see it operating.

Thank Dale B
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Rented bikes to see the 5 main attractions included in our whaling museum ( even though they were all closed for the season) We were tryumpant on our arrival ( got lost along the way but had many laughs along the way as well) took pictures then on our way to the next one

Thank hleonard
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I saw this place on the sightseeing map and walked to the edge of the village to see it. Huge and interesting.

Thank Shelley K
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