Tours & Demonstrations

Please note: Due to ongoing repairs from flood damage, the Visitor Center, Grist Mill, and other buildings will remain closed until further notice. 

Guided tours of the 1704 Grist Mill are offered daily:

Monday to Friday: 11 am and 2 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm

Tours last approximately one hour.
Admission: $6.00 per person. Children under 3 years old are admitted free.

Group Tours

Special guided group tours are available for groups of at least 10 or more. Group tours can be tailored to a group’s specific interests and can include tours of the Mill, Miller’s House, Blacksmith Shop demonstrations, historic cooking programs, water-system tours, and nature walks. Group tours are led by Newlin Grist Mill staff and volunteers and are a wonderful way to experience our site in an up-close and meaningful way. Each tour can accommodate a wide range of group sizes, schedules, and interests.

For school groups and field trip information, please click here.

Reservations: To schedule a guided tour, please contact us at least four weeks in advance. Some times of year are busier than others so we suggest that you have at least two possible dates and times for scheduling a group tour. A confirmation packet will be sent to you once dates and times are confirmed. An advanced deposit is required.

Tours involve a lot of walking and standing and not all of our historic buildings and trails are ADA accessible. If any member of your group is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance.

For pricing information or reserve a group tour call 610.459.2359 or email ladie@newlingristmill.org.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Ever wanted to see how hardware like nails and hooks were made in the 18th century? Come watch our volunteer blacksmiths demonstrate traditional smithing techniques and produce items vital to a colonial community. Items made in our Blacksmith Shop are available in the Visitor Center gift store. A limited number are available from our online Gift Shop.

The Blacksmith Shop is manned by volunteers and is open from 10am-4pm most Saturdays from March to December. Call the site to confirm when the blacksmith will be at the forge!

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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.