A peek into eighteenth century farm life is possible near Meetinghouse, at the Newlin Grist Mill, a water-powered grist (grain) mill that operated continuously from 1704 through 1941. Now a museum and park, Newlin Grist Mill sits on 150 acres of preserved farm land, which gives you a glimpse into rural Pennsylvania life during colonial times.
Tour the miller's house, as well as the barn and other historic buildings on the property. Bring the kids to see how the power of water fuels the grain mill. Nowadays, the mill has been restored to its former glory, so you can see it in action, grinding corn into cornmeal. You can even purchase the cornmeal to take home!
Admission to Newlin Grist Mill is free, but tours come with a fee. The mill and park is open daily, from 8 am. to dusk.
Newlin Grist Mill
219 Cheyney Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342