125 Shattuck Place
(1/4 mile from the intersection of Main and Cross Streets)
- or -
N 41o 40' 35.263"
W 69o 57' 31.341"
We will be open for tours during
Saturday, June 22
10 AM - 3 PM
when, weather permitting, the sails
will be put up and the windmill
will be grinding corn.*
*We are scheduled to grind corn on Saturday, June 22! The weather forecast calls is for good conditions for the mill to be able to operate this Saturday, but If wind conditions change and become unfavorable that day, the grinding operations may be scheduled for another day during History Weekend and tours will also be conducted during that Grinding Day. Regardless of the wind conditions, the windmill will be open and we will be giving tours tours on Saturday, June 22. Additional information regarding Grinding Day will be posted here and on our Facebook page as information becomes available.
Admission is free, donations to support the mill are always welcome!
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.
*Tours may be cancelled due to rain or severe weather conditions. (This is done to protect this centuries-old mill from water damage.)
Once again this year
we will also set the Godfrey Windmill in operation during our
Grinding Days at the Godfrey Grist Mill
the days are scheduled to occur during
Chatham's History Weekend (June 21 - 23)
and during the
Festival of the Arts (August 16 - 18)
(and perhaps on some other dates, as weather conditions permit)
More detailed information will be posted as it becomes available.
Admission is free - Donations to support the mill are always welcome!
This image, incorporating drawings by John Brandrick, shows the inner workings of the Godfrey Windmill. This intricate system of shafts and gears converts wind power into the mechanical energy needed to turn the upper millstone so that whole-kernel corn can be processed into corn meal. (Click on the image for a larger view)
Special Hours: Group occasions (weddings, parties, private tours, etc.) may be arranged
© Chatham Windmill Group - Town of Chatham, Massachusetts