Welcome to Chatham's Godfrey Windmill

2015 Tour Schedule*: We will be open for guided tours this summer

  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

  11 AM to 3 PM

  June 29 to September 4

*Tours may be cancelled due to rain or severe weather conditions. (This is done to protect this centuries-old mill from water damage.)

 

Admission is free - Donations to support the mill are always

  welcome! 

Grindings Days: Saturday during Chatham's History Weekend (June) and Saturday during the Festival of the Arts (August)

 

  The next Grinding Day will be held in 2016. Wind conditions

  permitting, the mill will be set in motion - with arms spinning and

  the grindstone turning - to grind corn into cornmeal. This is a rare

  opportunity to see a functioning windmill!

 

  (Even if the wind refuses to cooperate, the mill will be open for  

   tours on these two Saturdays.)

 

To see a video of the mill in operation click here

Special Hours: Group occasions (weddings, parties, private tours, etc.) may be arranged

Before and After:  The Godfrey Windmill (a.k.a. the Chatham Windmill) photographed in May 2011 (inset) and September 2014

The windmill underwent an extensive restoration in 2010-12.  Now it is fully functional and can grind grain into flour, just as it did in the 18th and 19th centuries.  The mill was rededicated May 19, 2012 as part of Chatham's Tercentennial Celebration.  (For more about the restoration, click here)

 

The restoration was featured on WCVB-TV's Chronicle in July 2012.  Click here to see the episode entitled Chatham:  Beaches and Baseball, which includes footage of the newly-restored Godfrey Mill.

Visit Us at:

Chase Park

Shattuck Place

Chatham, Massachusetts

USA

 

(1/4 mile from the intersection of Main and Cross Streets)

 

for Detailed directions, click here.

 

for Custom directions, click here

Links:

for additional information about the Godfrey Windmill

and other places of interest in Chatham, visit:

 

Mobile Chatham

 

Historic Chatham

 

eTourChatham: Godfrey

  Windmill

  

Chatham Windmill Group,

  Town of Chatham 

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