Sudbury Grist Mill, Sudbury, Mass.
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Grist Mill in Sudbury, Mass.
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Few places say "New England" as much as
the Sudbury Grist Mill in Sudbury, Mass. As an iconic replica of
a 1740s grist mill built in 1929 by Henry Ford, the Sudbury Grist Mill
charms with its rustic, idyllic woodsy setting where the water powered
stone mill still produces corn meal and wheat flower. If this landmark
site looks familiar, you're on the right track Pepperidge Farms uses
the Grist Mill for its logo.
The Wayside Inn -- the oldest operating inn in the United States --
comprises main four buildings that include the Grist Mill. The others:
The Inn, of course, and the Chapel and Schoolhouse. The Wayside Inn
succinctly summarizes its grand New England presence on its web site,
stating, "From its 18th century beginnings as an important stagecoach
stop to its 19th century immortalization by poet Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow, to Henry Ford's expansion and historic preservation of the
property as a living museum of American History in the 20th century,
the Wayside Inn offers the 21st Century visitor a unqiue window into
over 300 years of American history."
The Grist Mill grounds retain an idyllic beauty, the Mill a timeless
appeal as part of this wonderful slice of traditional New England
relevance and ambiance and a significant historical American attraction.
Editor's note: Always call
ahead for current hours of operation for the seasonal Grist Mill and
the year-round Inn. For the record, I took this winter photo of the
Grist Mill from the side of the road as the scene looks so special any
time of the year.
The Sudbury Grist Mill is located at
72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury, MA. For info on the Grist Mill and the
entire Wayside Inn property, call 1-800-339-1776
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