History and Visiting Information:
In the most unsuspecting spot, near the projects in New London and underneath the jam packed interstate 95, lies the historic Old Town Mill. I would have never known that this place existed if it wasn't for our search for breakfast when everything was closed last Monday. Since 1650 until the sometime in the 20th century, the mill used water power to grind corn, wheat, and rye into flour. Currently, the mill grounds are free to visit from sunrise until sunset.
The Old Town Mill was first built by John Winthrop, Jr. who first settled the area now called New London in 1646 and went on to serve as the governor of Connecticut for nearly 20 years. The first building was later destroyed by Benedict Arnold, but was rebuilt in the exact location as the original mill shortly after.
Where to find the Old Town Mill:
The Old Town Mill can be found on Mill Street in New London, CT. If you are looking for other things to do in the area, you can check out art and culture or eat a delicious breakfast at Muddy Waters. Alternatively, you can also check out this list of 50 Free Things to do in Connecticut.
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