Nantucket’s Old Mill – A Majestic Cape Cod Windmill

Cape Cod Windmill

See the Inner Workings of a Windmill

You can see them up close on the outside, but have you ever wanted to see the inner workings of a windmill? If so, hop a ferry to Nantucket and check out the Old Mill.

Fascinating History

The Old Mill is an astounding 280 years old! It was built in 1746 by Nathan Wilbur, a sailor who had spent many years in Holland. It is the oldest functioning mill in the country!

Restoring the Mill

The Old Mill was sold for twenty dollars in 1828 to Jared Gardner, who restored the mill to working condition capable of grinding up corn. It was bought and sold many time since, finally getting donated to the Nantucket Historical Association in the late 1800’s.

Hours and Operation

The mill is open daily from 11-4 from May to mid-October. $6 for adults, $3 for children. Toddlers and infants are free.

Touring on a Cape Cod Vacation

Nothing beats a Cape Cod windmill or lighthouse tour during weekend trip to the Cape. Stay and explore all the region has to offer by taking advantage of incredible hotel deals at Bayside Resort Hotel – voted one of the best Cape Cod hotels in the mid-Cape region.

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