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Chatham's Godfrey Windmill
Ranked #10 of 49 things to do in Chatham
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Built in 1797, the Chatham Windmill (Godfrey Windmill) is one of the few historic wind-powered grist mills that remain on Cape Cod. It is open for guided tours during the summer months. Twice each year the mill is set in operation and, weather conditions permitting, the mill grinds corn just as it did in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Took just a short side trip to see this and it was closed. Still very interesting to see how it worked from the outside. It's odd-shaped but apparently the norm in these parts. Worth a stop.

Thank Lola2104
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was an enjoyable walk through a neighborhood to see this windmill. Not much to do but sit down and relax.

Thank Stephen A S
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This little area was off the beaten path as we took on our morning walk. The windmill is accompanied by a meditation labyrinth. So, if you are in for a breather and want to chill your mind... put this on your list. ;)

1  Thank Geenza
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

While jogging through town and touring the streets, homes and flowers in town you come to the old Godfrey Windmill and behind it a stone labyrinth. The windmill's history is interesting and the walk of the labyrinth is a good meditation spot - highly recommend this for a peaceful walking/jogging tour of downtown Chatham.

1  Thank dianekauai
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

It was an easy walk to the windmill from town and frankly, I expected it to be a picture taking experience. While we did take many pictures I was wrong. It was so interesting hearing about the history of this particular windmill.

The gentlemen providing the information were informative and entertaining, there were some hands on things to explore in discovering the inner workings of this 19th century structure.

Most of the structure and inner workings are original with metal work being added in the early 1900's.

THere is also a new labyrinth in back based on the floor of the Chartre cathedral in France. This is recent and well done.

Thank Greg Y
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