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Plimoth Grist Mill

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Address: 6 Spring Ln, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA 02360-3400
09:00 - 17:00
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Plimoth Grist Mill is a restored and fully functioning grist mill located...

Plimoth Grist Mill is a restored and fully functioning grist mill located on Town Brook in Plymouth, Massachusetts, only a few minutes away from Mayflower II and the waterfront. The mill is a reproduction of the 1636 mill built by the Pilgrims in Plimoth Colony, and construction was completed in 1970. The mill runs on Saturdays and Wednesdays from noon to 3 pm, where you can see our miller grin corn into cornmeal. On non-milling days, let our tour guides show you around and explain the history of the mill from 1636 onwards, discussing the effects local industry had on the environment as well as the steps being taken to preserve the ecology of the Town Brook area today.

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Jenny Grist Mill

Relaxing and Beautiful. Grist Mill is still used to Mill corn mostly. Other grains less often. The water wheel is turning and water splashing. The gift shop has cornmeal for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
plymouth, MA
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plymouth, MA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxing and Beautiful. Grist Mill is still used to Mill corn mostly. Other grains less often. The water wheel is turning and water splashing. The gift shop has cornmeal for sale and other items related to local history and about Plymouth, MA. It is now connected to Plimoth Plantation.

Thank nancyleestow
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice little place to visit. It is a real, active working mill and you can purchase the product that is made there. plenty of places to park while there and really close to the town (within walking distance).

Thank TheaLyn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is very interesting to see how corn was ground. The staff at the mill explain the process as it is actually being ground. It's a beautiful setting on the town pond. It only takes 15 minutes to see & worth the visit.

Thank DanMarCo
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get to tour and actual grist mill, talk to the people and learn about this , then you can actually buy true stone ground cornmeal to bring home and bake corn bread.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this along with Plimoth Plantation. Enjoyed it much more. They took time to explain it's history and how it operates. Very enjoyable. Best part of our stop.

Thank Greg R
Riverside, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by the Grist Mill. Our Children loved it here and in fact I think it was a major highlight of our trip. The staff really love what they do which makes all the difference. Below the Mill in the basement, there are MANY hands on activities to demonstrate different aspects of the mill for children (Adults... More 

Thank Natalie W
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Docents explain the history and how it works. Interesting for older kids and adults, probably not interesting for young kids. It is just one small room, you can be in and out in minutes. With the talk, perhaps 10 minutes. It is not always grinding, so check the schedule if you want to see the mill in action.

Thank tinaNtravel
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was one of our unplanned short stops while passing through the area. The sound of water was relaxing, the sights were nice and the staff was informative and very helpful. It's a great little piece of history still in use today.

Thank Tina W
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

We visited here at the end of our visit to Plimoth Plantation. It is a working historic mill. They only grind grain a couple days a week and we did not see that. However, the tour including the mill stones, gears, water wheel etc. does not take long and is quite interesting. It was a nice way to round out... More 

Thank USAFret
Blue Springs, Missouri
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've been to several grist mills, but the staff here did the best job explaining what was happening and how the Pilgrims needed the grain. Where else in the world can you buy real organic, stone-ground corn meal made the same way it was a couple of hundred years ago, for only $4 a pound? This is a real find... More 

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