Newlin Grist Mill

The Newlin Grist Mill and the surrounding 160-acre park is a place for exploration of both history and the environment. With its working grist mill, programs, and nature trails, the Newlin Grist Mill is where Learning Is Fun! Whether you are involved in preservation, education, outdoor recreation, or just relaxing, there is something for you.

Newlin Grist Mill History

In the winter 1682/83, Nicholas Newlin and his family landed in Upland (adjacent to Chester, PA), newly arrived from Ireland and seeking religious and economic opportunities. The family settled in Concord Township and began building a new life for themselves. In 1704, Nicholas’ son Nathaniel constructed a grist mill now known as the Newlin Grist Mill. The mill served its community as a source for grinding grains and strengthened the economy by exporting products to international markets around the world.

Until 1941, the mill continued to grind grains and sell flour products under several different owners (Newlin, Trimble, Sharpless, and Hill). Each generation of owner also updated machinery and expanded the building to meet the needs of the time. These changes can be seen in the construction and landscape of the Newlin Grist Mill.

Location and Hours of Operation
Newlin Grist Mill is open seven days a week. The grounds are free and open to the public from 9am to dusk.

The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open year-round:
9 am - 4 pm on weekdays
9 am - 4 pm on weekends March to November
10 am - 3 pm on weekends December to February
The Mill and Miller's House are open for guided tours daily:
Monday to Friday: 11 am and 2 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm

Tour Admission: $5.00 per person
Tours last approximately one hour.


Newlin Grist Mill is located at
219 S. Cheyney Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342