Visit Us at:

Chase Park

125 Shattuck Place

Chatham, Massachusetts

USA

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

 

GPS coordinates:

Latitude:  41.676462

Longitude:  -69.958706

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N 41o 40' 35.263"

W 69o 57' 31.341"

 

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Welcome to the Chatham Windmill

- Built by Col. Benjamin Godfrey in 1797 -

- Historically Restored in 2012 -

Memorial Day 2022

 

On Monday,

May 30th

11 AM (approx.)*

Chatham's new

Revolutionary War

Memorial

will be dedicated

at Chase Park

followed by a

Reception

at the

Godfrey Windmill

Colonel Benjamin Godfrey is not only the builder of the windmill located in Chase Park, he also served as the Captain of the local militia during the Revolutionary War, (during this time he was promoted to the rank of Colonel). 

 

On Memorial Day, a monument honoring the citizens of Chatham who participated in the Revolutionary War will be dedicated.  Col. Godfrey (as portrayed by Bill Cullinane) will be participating in the dedication and afterwards will hold a reception at his windmill. 

 

The reception will include:

  • Tours of the windmill, 
  • Refreshments (including the Colonel's homemade corn bread), and
  • The windmill grinding corn (wind conditions permitting)

* The starting time of the dedication is approximate because Col. Godfrey and other dedication ceremony officials will first be attending Chatham's traditional Memorial Day Ceremonies.  They will then proceed directly to Chase Park to dedicate the Revolutionary War Memorial.

2022 Tour Schedule*

 

The mill will be open for

tours

 

Mondays**, Wednesdays,

and Fridays

 

July 1st - Sept. 2nd

11 AM - 3PM

 

 

**Please note that the mill will be closed on Monday, July 4th

Our millers and guides look forward to showing you the inner workings of this historic grist mill and are available to answer your questions.

 

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, public health regulations are frequently being updated. We continue to comply with all state and local recommendations and mandates. 

 

We appreciate your cooperation as we endeavor to

provide you with a safe and enjoyable

experience at the Godfrey Windmill.

 

*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! 

For those who are not able to visit the Godfrey Windmill, please enjoy this video introduction to one of Chatham's most historic sites.

More videos of the Godfrey Windmill can be found on the Chatham Windmill YouTube channel.

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