Amateur Photography Policy

Newlin Grist Mill is a treasure trove for photographers. The historic areas provide unique opportunities to photograph architecture and historic landscapes. The hiking trails wind through a variety of habitats with diverse plants and animal species. Whether you are interested in history or nature, the 160-acre property is filled with special places of inspiration in every season.

Amateur photographers are welcome to explore the Park and take pictures for their personal use. Photos and videos taken on the property may not be sold or used for any commercial purposes. Visitors taking a tour of the mill and house may take pictures inside, but photo shoots are not permitted in the historic buildings. Amateur photographers, individuals, and families are welcome to take images in all of the public areas, but please remember to be courteous of our spaces.

Professional Photography Policy

Professional and wedding photography is subject to a site fee of $50 (paid prior to the session) and must be scheduled through the Visitor Center a minimum of 24 hours in advance. A signed contract must be submitted, and photographers must check in at the office upon arrival at the Newlin Grist Mill property. Only one session is permitted on the property at a time. Dates fill quickly so be sure to reserve early. Scheduled sessions must be between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. Professional photography is not permitted inside any of the historic buildings. The photography session must not interfere with the enjoyment of Newlin Grist Mill’s other guests.

Commercial photography sessions are scheduled at the discretion of the director. Contact our Operations & Volunteer Manager at 610.459.2359 or for rates and fees.

If you would like to reserve a date or have any questions, please fill out the form below or contact us at 610.459.2359 or

Professional Photo Session Application

You are donating to : The Newlin Grist Mill

How much would you like to donate?
$10 $25 $50
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
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Additional Note

Newlin Grist Mill’s trails are open!

There are a few changes you need to be aware of before you visit:

  1. Open hours are 7am to 5pm. New gates have been installed at the entrance to Newlin Grist Mill. These gates will be unlocked at 7am and locked at 5pm daily. Please keep this in mind when visiting the park.
  2. Repair work is ongoing and not all trails are currently open. While the worst of the damage has been repaired, use caution and please be mindful of marked trails that remain closed while repairs continue.
  3. The parking lot by the log cabin will remain closed or partially blocked off, as we continue to work on completing repairs.
  4. Restrooms, visitor center, and historic buildings are still closed. Please be patient as we work to rebuild the visitor center and make repairs to our historic buildings.
  5. Please be respectful of our staff and volunteers as they work on repairs throughout the park.