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“One of the more scenic grist mills in the area”

Dexter’s Grist Mill
Ranked #10 of 45 things to do in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 5 June 2017

When we visited just prior to Memorial Day, the mill was not open. It would have been nice to see it in action.

Thank Maui2014NMR
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We were there off season - however even the photos were poor as they were undertaking repair. We had gone there specially to see it with the adjoining point. Disappointed given the previous reviews

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

As with everything we encountered during our visit to Cape Cod off-season, the Dexter Grist Mill was closed until summer. The mill was built around 1640 and in 1920 converted to a tearoom. The town of Sandwich bought the mill and surrounding area for $6,300 and had it restored in 1961. It has a wooden waterwheel and imported from France mill stones. The mill and mill grounds are very camera friendly.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is an actual working grist mill. It has been lovingly restored and is completely operational. There is a small fee, about $4, to go into it. Guides explain the operations and actually grind corn for you. They even sell the corn meal.....which is organic! Bought 2 bags and it makes the most delicious corn bread I have ever eaten! Great spot to take pictures and stretch your legs on your way to the Cape.

Thank molokinirum
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We love coming here every year with our French cultural exchange students! Corn was always an American crop....not European! See how the corn is still ground today, . Try it fresh from the grind, here some history, buy a bag of fresh ly ground corn meal and get the original recipe for corn bread! We always go home and bake the bread after our visit! It's amazing!

1  Thank Lydia A
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