We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 8 Mill St, New London, CT 06320-5812
Phone Number:
+1 860-443-6375

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 15 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0

My wife and I were looking for a few minutes to kill and saw this place. It's hard to find and no parking, but it's a cute and interesting place. I wouldn't make a special trip to... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Brownsville, Kentucky
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 14: English reviews
Brownsville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a few minutes to kill and saw this place. It's hard to find and no parking, but it's a cute and interesting place. I wouldn't make a special trip to see it but not too bad if in the area

Thank Lungbuster
Groton Long Point, Connecticut
Level Contributor
74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Worth the visit - and please leave a donation to keep this wonderful place open. The waterwheel is actually running. The place is under Rt95, so it's noisy. You won't be able to video the ambient sounds...

Thank Sekjr
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love old mills. This is a hidden gem amongst all the big, state of the art bridges. Worth the trek. It sits under the bridges and has a pull out. Great photo ops.

Thank Stacey P
New London, Connecticut
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is the site of the original 1650 mill, but that burned down in the early 1800's and this is the replacement. So the "built 1650" sign is a bit deceptive. Not much to see. Wheel not working and inside is office space.

Thank c0llegehill
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

No visit to New London, CT. would be complete without a stop at the Old Town Mill. Built in 1650 by the residents of New London for the Governor of CT., John Winthrop Jr., the Old Town Mill is a delightful place to stop. This lovely little sanctuary is tucked beneath the I-95 freeway and Goldstar bridge to Groton. All... More 

1 Thank Daniel F
Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Having read the previous reviews, I knew this would be a short stop. We found it very easily and yes, it is located under the highway. It was not opened which again not a surprise. This little gem was a great foliage picture spot. So camera ready, I had a blast taking pictures of the mill itself, the ivy walls,... More 

1 Thank DKSonic6
Level Contributor
309 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Out of the way but staffed by volunteers. Hours were VERY limited and the people at the tourist office did not know when there would be people. Otherwise a nice five minute stop when closed and 20 min when open. Grab your lunch and sit on the picnic table and enjoy the quiet.

1 Thank brynulf
Adams, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is good for a five minute visit if you are in the area but don't go out of your way for it. The grounds are open all the time, but the building has extremely limited hours, like a few hours on certain weekends. I couldn't find out on any website but it was posted on the door.

Thank Robin L
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Level Contributor
299 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Had some time to kill and thought I would do a quick stop. It amazes me that society developed around this and for all practical purpose, time stands still gor this structure. I would not make a special trip more than 5 miles out of your way. This is tucked underneath 3 highways. You can completely miss it. There is... More 

3 Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

This may be a nice historic place but, no parking, was closed, and difficult to find. We drove past it and saw it. It looked well maintained. I can saw I saw a grist mill.

1 Thank John S

Travellers who viewed Old Town Mill also viewed


Been to Old Town Mill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Town Mill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?