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


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.