Old Mill


The Old Mill is America’s oldest working windmill (c 1746), as game young docents will demonstrate by grinding corn (weather conditions permitting). It's managed by the Nantucket Historical Association.

You can visit with a ticket to the Nantucket Whaling Museum or a historic homes and sites pass.

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