Special Events

Throughout the year, Newlin Grist Mill hosts a number of special events, ranging from family-friendly festivals to reserved-seating dinners. No matter what your interests, chances are that you will find something to love with our annual events.


For information about Newlin Grist Mill's regular program series, click here.


You can find a full calendar of events here.

Earth Day
CANCELLED for 2020


In May 2012, Newlin Grist Mill held its first Earth Day event with an amazing turnout of volunteers who worked on a variety of environmental projects. Each year, we look for groups, individuals, adults, families, and youth volunteers to help preserve the Park’s diverse ecosystems.

Tasting Through Time: A Historic Dining Experience
Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm


Explore history through your taste-buds! Participants will enjoy a five-course dinner with accompanying drinks while learning about the culinary traditions of the past. This is a fundraising event to support the restoration of the 1739 Trimble House kitchen & pantry at Newlin Grist Mill.

Race for the Mill 5K Trail Run and Walk
Saturday,  June 13, 2020 from 8am to 11am


Come out to Newlin Grist Mill for our fourth annual Race For the Mill 5K trail run and one-mile walk. Proceeds for this event will go toward the rebuilding of the flume and waterbox that provides water to our 1704 Grist Mill.

Archaeology Festival
Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10am to 3pm


This festival features a full day of hands-on activities. Visitors will be able to work with professional archaeologists and assist with three different excavations; sift, clean and process artifacts; and see artifact displays from around Delaware County. There will also be a variety of activities designed for kids. We look forward to having you join us and discover how archaeology is done and what we can learn from it!

Newlin Grist Mill's Harvest Festival:
Food Traditions Past & Present
Saturday, October 3rd, Historic Demonstrations 10am-4pm, Food Festival 11am-7pm

A local favorite, this event provides fun for the whole family with demonstrations, family activities, shopping, and food! This year’s event is co-sponsored by Visit Delco and will focus on food with demonstrations of cooking techniques, a variety of historic foods, and the trades that made it possible to put food on the colonial table. New this year will be local food and beverage artisans who continue to reflect these traditions, and the area’s top chefs will compete in food challenges.

Tavern Night
Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 7pm to 9:30pm


Tavern Night is a one-of-a-kind evening of 18th-century food, drink, and music. Participants will enjoy the warmth of the fire as they delight in a selection of flavors and aromas representative of those found in a colonial America tavern. Period music, a live auction, and games will provide entertainment for the evening.

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.