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
POSTPONED - New date TBD

 

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
CANCELLED for 2020

 

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

 

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.