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

As events develop with the COVID-19 virus, Newlin Grist Mill (NGM) continues to closely monitor the situation and follow guidance from the CDC and all levels of government including social distancing and restrictions on gatherings. The NGM will be taking the following steps, starting today March 16 through April 30:

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

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

  • Pond Fishing will remain closed until further notice;

  • The Fishing Breakfast has been cancelled;

  • Rentals and photography sessions are being cancelled for this period of time;

  • There will be no Volunteer Wednesday Workdays;

  • The trails will remain open but parking is limited; 

If you choose to enjoy the trails, please follow the practices of social distancing and if you are ill or have been around anyone who is ill or has been exposed to the virus, please remain at home. These steps will help keep our staff, volunteers, visitors, and community healthy.
Members of the staff will be working to prepare the site for when we are able to open. We ask that you respect everyone’s safety by maintaining a reasonable distance.
Decisions concerning additional closings will follow based on the developing situation. Please check back for updates.
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.