Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit the Godfrey Windmill
this summer. We hope you enjoyed your visit as much as
we enjoyed welcoming you to the mill!
We will resume our tours and events next June - the 2018 schedule
will be posted when it becomes available.
We are open for tours this summer. Our guides are available to discuss the inner workings of this historic grist mill and to answer your questions. We are open:
*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
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 2009-12. 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. The footage of the windmill begins at the 2:10 minute mark of the video.
(It can take a few minutes for the Chronicle video to upload, so please be patient.)
125 Shattuck Place
(1/4 mile from the intersection of Main and Cross Streets)
for additional information about the Godfrey Windmill
and other places of interest in Chatham, visit:
Chatham Walks - historic walking tour of downtown Chatham