Location & Hours

Hours of Operation

  • The park at Newlin Grist Mill is open seven days a week.
    • The grounds, including trails, are free and open to the public from 7am to 5:30pm daily.
      Please note that these hours change seasonally with daylight hours – check back for changes.
  • The Visitor Center is open daily from 9am to 4pm.
    • The Gift Shop is open during regular Visitor Center hours.
  • Guided tours of the Grist Mill are offered daily:
    • Mon.-Fri. at 11am & 2pm; Sat. & Sun. at 10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm
    • While the Mill is not currently operational, visitors on guided tours will get a rare opportunity to see the process of building a new waterwheel and waterbox, as well as observe archaeological studies of the floor of the Mill.
    • Visitors must be on a guided tour to go inside the Grist Mill.
    • Guided tours are $6 per person (children under 3 years of ages admitted free).
    • PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Grist Mill tours offered Monday-Thursday through February 15th. Tours will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays as usual. Please call the site at 610-459-2359 to confirm tour availability. Thank you for your understanding!


Newlin Grist Mill is located at
219 S. Cheyney Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342

The site is in Western Delaware County, Pennsylvania off of U.S. Rt. 1, Baltimore Pike. We are conveniently located about 22 miles from Philadelphia, 9 miles from West Chester, and 6 miles from Delaware.


Free parking is available by the Visitor Center. The parking lot is locked from 5:30pm to 7am; please time your visit accordingly.


From I-95: Take exit 3A (Rt. 322 W) towards West Chester. Turn right onto Route 1 N/Baltimore Pike. In 1.3 miles, turn right onto Cheyney Road. The entrance to the Visitor Center is on the right.

From I-476 (The Blue Route): Take exit 5 towards Route 1 S/Baltimore Pike. In 8.9 miles, turn left onto Cheyney Road. The entrance to the Visitor Center is on the right.

From Rt. 202: Turn onto Route 1 N/Baltimore Pike. In 2.2 miles, turn right onto Cheyney Road. The entrance to the Visitor Center is on the right.

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Additional Note

*** FYI – Park Access Restrictions – February 20th thru March 7th ***

Please be aware that there will be a film crew on site February 20th through March 1st. If you are visiting on those days, there will be certain trails and areas of the park closed off to visitors.

Activities like this help support our programs and projects. Thank you for your patience and understanding!