Tips for Visiting Newlin Grist Mill


Newlin Grist Mill strives to make our site accessible to as many people as possible. Our ponds are accessible by wheelchair, as are the Visitor Center and parts of the mill.

Attire and Terrain

Newlin Grist Mill has both indoor and outdoor areas. The trails are marked but not paved. The mill tours travel between buildings. Buildings are not heated, so please wear attire appropriate for the day’s weather and activities. We recommend comfortable walking shoes and jackets in case of inclement weather.


  • We accept cash, check, and credit card for payments.

  • There are bathroom facilities available at the Visitor Center during office hours (9am to 4pm daily).

  • The back parking lot closes at 4pm each day. Vehicles left in the lot after 4pm may be locked in overnight.

  • Bottled water and cans of soda are available for purchase in the gift shop.

What’s Nearby

Whether you’re here for a day or a week, the Brandywine Valley holds many museums, gardens, restaurants, and other attractions. Though we encourage picnicking in our designated picnic areas, there are numerous restaurants within driving distance. Nearby historic and environmental sites include:

Go to Visit Delco PA to find information on more attractions in the area.

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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.