Tours & Demonstrations

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.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we offer free Grist Mill and Miller’s House tours to active service men and women, and up to five family members.

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

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


Recent flooding resulted in damage throughout park. Grounds, offices, & trails are closed to public. For your safety, please do not enter park.

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For more information, please read this message from our director. (Updated 10/12/20)