Visit us at Chase Park, 125 Shattuck Place, Chatham, MA
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
Admission is free - Donations to support the mill are always welcome!
* Tours may be cancelled due to rain or severe weather conditions. (This is done to protect this centuries-old mill from water damage.)
Grinding 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 the mill 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 on Monday 7-8-2012
Visit these related links for additional information about the mill