Location and Hours

Hours of Operation

Newlin Grist Mill is open seven days a week. The grounds are free and open to the public from 9am to dusk.


The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open year-round from 9am to 4pm every day.


Guided tours of the 1704 Grist Mill are offered daily:


Monday to Friday: 11 am and 2 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm


Tour Admission: $6.00 per person. Children under 3 years old are admitted free.


Tours last approximately one hour.


We will continue to offer our regular tours, but please be aware that the Mill will not be running. We have drained the millrace in preparation for both the upcoming waterwheel replacement, as well as a planned archaeological excavation of the spillway over the winter.


Newlin Grist Mill is located at

219 S. Cheyney Road

Glen Mills, PA 19342


The site is in Western Delaware County, Pennsylvania off of U.S. Rt. 1, Baltimore Pike. We are conveniently located about 22 miles from Philadelphia, 9 miles from West Chester, and 6 miles from Delaware.


Parking: Free parking is available by the Visitor Center.


From I-95: Take exit 3A (Rt. 322 W) towards West Chester. Turn right onto Route 1 N/Baltimore Pike. In 1.3 miles, turn right onto Cheyney Road. The entrance to the Visitor Center is on the right.


From I-476 (The Blue Route): Take exit 5 towards Route 1 S/Baltimore Pike. In 8.9 miles, turn left onto Cheyney Road. The entrance to the Visitor Center is on the right.


From Rt. 202: Turn onto Route 1 N/Baltimore Pike. In 2.2 miles, turn right onto Cheyney Road. The entrance to the Visitor Center is on the right.

Message to Our Community


In light of current conditions, Newlin Grist Mill continues to be closed as follows:

  • The NGM Visitor Center, Archive, Blacksmith Shop, Millwright Shop, and public restrooms remain closed;

  • All tours, programs and events have been postponed or cancelled during this period;

  • Pond Fishing will remain closed until further notice;

  • Rentals are being cancelled for this period of time;

  • There will be no Volunteer Wednesday Workdays;

  • The trails will remain open, but parking is limited; and we ask that everyone be mindful of social distancing when on the property.

Decisions concerning additional closings will follow based on the developing situation. Please check back for updates.

While the trails at Newlin Grist Mill remain accessible while the site is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do want to remind everyone of a few things:

  • Continue to observe proper social distancing when you are on the trails. If you are ill or have been around anyone who is ill or has been exposed to the virus, please remain at home. If you arrive and find that the parking lot is crowded, please postpone your visit to another time.  

  • Please remember that all dogs must be on a leash that is held securely by the owner at all times. This is a township law, and it is to protect the health and safety of all park visitors (human and canine) and the wildlife in the park.

  • The park contains unique habitats that are home to sensitive plants and animals, some of which are being monitored through ongoing scientific surveys.  Please stay on the trails to avoid disturbances (wading, dip netting, collecting, rock throwing etc.) that could damage wildlife and vegetation. 

  • Remember that collecting of any kind, including plants and animals, is prohibited in the park.

We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.

Newlin Grist Mill   l  219 South Cheyney Road   l  Glen Mills, PA 19342   l   610.459.2359   l   © Copyright 2014-2015 Newlin Grist Mill. All rights reserved.