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“Unexpected and great potential”

Jerusalem Mill and Village
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Owner description: Once the heart of a bustling Quaker settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries, the 230-year old Jerusalem Mill is now a Museum and Visitor Center.
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We happened upon the Mill while driving the Horses and Hounds scenic byway. We stopped in not knowing what to expect. Chris, of the Friends of the Jerusalem Mill, was doing some routine work and kindly stopped his work to tell us the mills fascinating story. His organization has done a wonderful job restoring the buildings they have. But, I keep thinking this place has potential to be so much more. It could be a mini Williamsburg!
The Gunnpowder river flows by. We heard a group of young children waiting in the stream. Seems like it could be ideal for that. There are hiking trails as well. Apparently, the stream is also open to fishing.
We spent about an hour or so, but a family could easily make it a day.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Now part of the Gunpowder Falls State Park, Jerusalem Mill and Village is a nice place to visit to catch up on some history, or enjoy the walking trails along the Gunpowder River. The property contains exhibits such as blacksmith, general store, the mill and gift shop as well as a newly restored covered bridge. Local volunteers man the exhibits and share their knowledge and talents. There are areas for picnics, and they usually host small fairs and musical performances.
My family enjoys walking our dogs along the trails which wind along the river. The trails are well-maintained and mostly flat.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank John L
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This place seems like a nice collection of historic buildings, and it kind of is. However... the blacksmith shop was bristling with activity, and although we have seen many blacksmiths in action, it's always kind of fascinating, so we watched. Next was a trip across the street to the mill, which was closed. It's run by volunteers, but the person for the mill was not able to open up. So we wandered to the Miller's house behind it, and talked about muskets with a volunteer there. My 6-year-old granddaughter was not terribly impressed, and was getting a bit impatient, so we took off for two other things, which both turned out to be fun.

First, we walked down to the Gunpowder River which runs right next to the mill (as rivers tend to do), and walked along the shore, across a footbridge, and across some rocks. She loved the exploration. The next stop was the mill's general store a couple hundred yards away. Much more activity here, and there was a scavenger hunt for the kids, which turned out to be fun for her. It was a nice stop and a pleasant visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We love visiting Jerusalem Mill. On Sundays they have a blacksmith exhibit & period style clothing & history tours. While you're there go on a walk on there many differant paths that follow the creek, have a picnic, fly a kite, go tubing. It's a quiet family oriented must see.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Chris-Michelle M
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This is a little historic village, cute, quaint and full of walking trails its great for taking my dogs to the river on hot days to cool off! filled with history

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Traveler2012311
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