Daily Tours

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


Tours last approximately one hour.


Admission: $6.00 per person. Children under 3 years old are admitted free. 

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we offer free Grist Mill and Miller's House tours to active service men and women, and up to five family members.

Group Tours

Special guided group tours are available for groups of at least 10 or more. Group tours can be tailored to a group’s specific interests and can include tours of the Mill, Miller’s House, Blacksmith Shop demonstrations, historic cooking programs, water-system tours, and nature walks. Group tours are led by Newlin Grist Mill staff and volunteers and are a wonderful way to experience our site in an up-close and meaningful way. Each tour can accommodate a wide range of group sizes, schedules, and interests.


For school groups and field trip information, please click here.


Reservations: To schedule a guided tour, please contact us at least four weeks in advance. Some times of year are busier than others so we suggest that you have at least two possible dates and times for scheduling a group tour. A confirmation packet will be sent to you once dates and times are confirmed. An advanced deposit is required.


Tours involve a lot of walking and standing and not all of our historic buildings and trails are ADA accessible. If any member of your group is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance.


For pricing information or reserve a group tour call 610.459.2359 or email ladie@newlingristmill.org.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Ever wanted to see how hardware like nails and hooks were made in the 18th century? Come watch our volunteer blacksmiths demonstrate traditional smithing techniques and produce items vital to a colonial community. Items made in our Blacksmith Shop are available in the Visitor Center gift store. A limited number are available from our online Gift Shop.


The Blacksmith Shop is manned by volunteers and is open from 10am-4pm most Saturdays from March to December. Call the site to confirm when the blacksmith will be at the forge!


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.

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.