Tips for Visiting Newlin Grist Mill


Newlin Grist Mill strives to make our site accessible to as many people as possible. Our ponds are accessible by wheelchair, as are the Visitor Center and parts of the mill.


Attire and Terrain

Newlin Grist Mill has both indoor and outdoor areas. The trails are marked but not paved. The mill tours travel between buildings. Buildings are not heated, so please wear attire appropriate for the day's weather and activities. We recommend comfortable walking shoes and jackets in case of inclement weather.


  • We accept cash, check, and credit card for payments.

  • There are bathroom facilities available at the Visitor Center during office hours (9am to 4pm daily).

  • The back parking lot closes at 4pm each day. Vehicles left in the lot after 4pm may be locked in overnight.

  • Bottled water and cans of soda are available for purchase in the gift shop.

What's Nearby

Whether you're here for a day or a week, the Brandywine Valley holds many museums, gardens, restaurants, and other attractions. Though we encourage picnicking in our designated picnic areas, there are numerous restaurants within driving distance. Nearby historic and environmental sites include:


Go to Visit Delco PA to find information on more attractions in the area.

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.