Throughout the year, Newlin Grist Mill hosts a number of special events and program series, ranging from family-friendly festivals and reserved-seating dinners to bird walks and historic demonstrations. No matter what your interests, chances are that you will find something to love!

For information about Newlin Grist Mill’s regular program series, click here.

For information about Newlin Grist Mill’s special events, click here.

Fall Harvest Festival: “Food Traditions, Past & Present”
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fall Harvest Festival: "Food Traditions, Past & Present" @ Newlin Grist Mill

A local favorite, this event provides fun for the whole family!

The festival will feature many different historic skills and trades demonstrations, as well as fun activities for kids of all ages.

This year’s theme “Food Traditions Past and Present” will highlight foods and cooking from the 18th century, along with the trades that made it possible to put food on the table in early America. Modern food trucks will also be on site offering a variety of delicious eats!

This year’s festival is being co-hosted by Visit Delco, PA.

Sponsorship for this year’s event is provided by:
Team Toyota of Glen Mills  |  MOR Construction  |  Univest Bank  |  Maguire Products  |  Barnard, Mezzanotte, Pinnie, Seelaus, & Kraft

Admission is free for all ages. Parking is $5 per car.

International Archaeology Day
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
International Archaeology Day @ Newlin Grist Mill
Dig into history at Newlin Grist Mill as the site celebrates and participates in International Archaeology Day.
This year’s International Archaeology Day coincides with the final Public Archaeology excavation of the year at Newlin Grist Mill. Members of the public are invited to assist professional archaeologists with excavations.
This event is free to the public and open to all ages. No reservations are required. If you would like to help out with the dig, be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty and close-toed footwear. Bring work gloves if you have them; the site has a limited number of pairs to lend. For more information about getting involved with public archaeology at Newlin Grist Mill, call the site at 610-459-2359.
To learn more about International Archaeology Day, visit
History at Work
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
History at Work @ Newlin Grist Mill

Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill.

“History at Work” is free and open to the public of all ages.

In 2022, the program will take place on the last Saturday of the month from April through October, 10am-3pm. Visit for more details.

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