Educational programs at the Grist Mill (Year Round):
Groups are encouraged to visit the Newlin Grist Mill year-round and take advantage of its historical and natural resources. For schools, we offer programs that are interdisciplinary and adaptable to different curricula and needs. Generally, groups are interested in programs that emphasize historical or environmental issues, lasting approximately one to two hours depending on the age of the participants and the specific program.
The following ideas are suggested:
Colonial history, including economic and social development, using mill, house, barn, blacksmith shop. Can also include a walk along the mill race and stream to look at natural features considered in the selection of this site, man's impact through the years, and seasonal changes in plants and animals along the way.
Special topics, such as math and physics applications in the mill: gearing ratios, examples of simple machines, discussions of gravity. Also using the mill: consideration of nutrition and food supplies.
Environmental studies using stream, ponds, meadows and woodlands.
Scheduling your visit
Call the office at (610)459-2359 - Monday-Friday,
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
or email us at email@example.com.
The ideal number of participants per program varies. It is best to limit the size of your group, if possible, by scheduling more than one visit. Larger groups can be accomodated with special arrangements.
Several miles of walking trials wind through the park. There are also ball fields, woods and meadows appropriate for a variety of activities. You are welcome to bring and supervise the use of outdoor recreational equipment.
The charge for group programs is generally $5.00 per person but can fluctuate depending on the type and number of programs. We require a specific number of adults to accompany each school group (typically 2 adults for every 10 children). Additional adults pay the same amount as the students. Please call for exact amounts.
Notify your group to dress appropriately for the weather and for hiking trails.
* If your group is scheduled to visit the Miller's House please note that it contains numerous 18th and 19th century artifacts that cannot be touched due to conservation reasons. We ask that you discuss this prior to your visit.
Group parking is by the office at Cheyney Road near Baltimore Pike. Please check in with the receptionist located in the Visitor Center.
A small gift shop, exhibits, and public restrooms are located in the Visitor Center. We have several outdoor picnic areas available for your use. Indoor facilities may be available if needed.