Welcome to Chatham's Godfrey Windmill

2017 Tour and Event Schedule*

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:



Wednesdays, and Fridays

11 am - 3 pm

June 26 - September 1


We will also be open for tours during the

Festival of the Arts


Friday - Sunday,

August 18 - 20

10 am - 4 pm


Photo courtesy of Erin Anderson

*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



Saturday, August 19,

10 am - 4 pm

during the 

Festival of the Arts,

is also our summer


Grinding Day

at the

Godfrey Grist Mill


 Wind conditions permitting, the mill will be set in motion

to grind corn as it did over two centuries ago! 


(Even if the wind refuses to cooperate,

the mill will be open for tours.)

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.) 

Visit Us at:

Chase Park

125 Shattuck Place

Chatham, Massachusetts


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


for Detailed directions, click here.


for Custom directions, click here


for additional information about the Godfrey Windmill

and other places of interest in Chatham, visit:


Mobile Chatham


Historic Chatham


eTourChatham: Godfrey



Chatham Walks -historic walking tour of downtown Chatham 

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