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M u s e u m s
Dexter Grist Mill
On Shawme Pond, Water Street
(Rte 130) Sandwich Village
The Dexter Grist Mill is one of the
most photographed sites on Cape
Cod. The mill overlooks Lower
Shawme Pond and is bordered
by the Town Hall, herring run,
picturesque colonial homes, and
a cemetery with gravestones dated
back to the 1600s.
All the mill’s machinery is the
earliest type used in this country
and is driven by water power
from the Shawme Pond. Freshly
ground cornmeal packaged in oldfashioned cloth flour bags can be purchased and includes the mill’s popular recipes.
Hours of Operation: Closed for the 2021 season.
Nature Center and
6 Discovery Hill Road,
Green Briar offers live animal
exhibits, nature trails, a natural
history library, a gallery exhibiting the life and times of children’s author and naturalist
Thornton W. Burgess, and a spectacular wildflower garden. It is also the home of the
historic Green Briar Jam Kitchen, where jams, jellies and preserves have been made
since 1903. Jam making classes are offered for the public on specific dates. Kitchen
products as well as nature-related items are for sale in the unique Mercantile gift shop.
All proceeds help support the nature center’s educational programs.
Hours of Operation:
The Mercantile is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-3pm
Check website for other programs and additional hours
Admission: Donations Welcome