Godfrey Windmill

Godfrey Windmill
Chase Park
Chatham, MA 02633

The Mill is located near Chase Park, off Shattuck place, just a short walk from the downtown Main Street. Built by Colonel Benjamin Godfrey in 1797, the Mill remains almost exactly as it was when it was grinding corn for early Chatham residents. It is a prime example of a post-Revolutionary War commercial venture that served the community for more than one-hundred years.

The Mill originally located overlooking Mill Pond was donated to the Town of Chatham by Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Crocker and moved to its present location in 1956. The Mill was restored for the 300th anniversary of the Town of Chatham in 2012. Today thousands of visitors visit the Mill during the summer season and walk in the steps of many who used the Mill to supply them with corn meal and local gossip. Learn the variety of common phrases that started at the grist mills.

The Mill will be open for History Weekend, June 17 and 18. Weather permitting the Mill will be grinding corn on June 20th.

The Mill will open for the season June 27th through September 2nd from Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00am -3:00pm. Closed July 4th . Tours may be cancelled due to rain or severe weather conditions.

During the Creative Arts Festival August 19th thru 21st from 11:00am – 3:00pm and will be operating grinding corn (weather permitting) on Saturday, August 20th.

Throughout the season a variety of activities related to the Mill will be available for children and adults.  Please visit us at: www.chathamwindmill.com


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