Welcome to Chatham's Godfrey Windmill

We begin our 2018 season with a

Grinding Day at the Godfrey Grist Mill 

during Chatham History Weekend 2018 

Saturday, June 16

10 AM -  3PM

 

The Godfrey Windmill will be set in motion and grind corn the way it did when it was built over 220 years ago!

 

Schedule

    10 AM:  Preparing the mill for grinding (putting cloth on the sails, etc.)

    11 AM - 2 PM:  Grinding corn (if the wind and weather permits!)

    11 AM - 2 PM:   Guided tours of the windmill

    11 AM:  Col. Godfrey talks about 1797 Chatham, his background and

                 Revolutionary War legacy

    Noon:    Edmund Robinson performs colonial fiddle music

    1 PM:    Col. Godfrey talks about 1797 Chatham, his background and

                 Revolutionary War legacy

Corn muffins will be available to visitors, as supplies permit.

 

Admission is free (donations to support the mill are welcome). 

2018 Tour 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.  

During

July and August 

the mill will

be open for tours

 

Mondays 

Wednesdays

and

Fridays

 

11 AM - 3 PM

 

 

Photo courtesy of Erin Anderson

 

We also invite

 you to visit during our two 

 

Grinding Days

10 AM - 3 PM

Sat., June 16 &

 Sat. August 18

 

When, if  wind conditions are favorable, the Godfrey Windmill will be set in motion and grind corn the way it did two centuries ago! 

(Even if the wind does not cooperate, the mill will be open for guided tours.)

*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! 

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

USA

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

 

GPS coordinates:

Latitude:  41.676462

Longitude:  -69.958706

- or -

N 41o 40' 35.263"

W 69o 57' 31.341"

 

for Detailed directions, click here.

 

for Custom directions, click here

Links:

for additional information about the Godfrey Windmill

and other places of interest in Chatham, visit:

 

Mobile Chatham

 

Historic Chatham

 

eTourChatham: Godfrey

  Windmill

 

Chatham Walks - historic walking tour of downtown Chatham 

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