Stony Brook Grist Mill Tours

at Stony Brook Grist Mill | Sun Jun 13 - Sun Oct 31

Location

Stony Brook Grist Mill

111 Main St.
Stony BrookNY 11790
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Date & Time

01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Every Sunday through October 31
Cost:    $2 - $3
Description

"The Stony Brook Grist Mill is open to the public for guided tours with a miller and a Country Store on Sundays from 1pm – 4:30pm, starting June 13th through October.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children.

COVID-19: Masks are required to be worn inside the mill and Country Store. Social distancing will be enforced. No more than eight (8) visitors in the mill at a time.

The Stony Brook Grist Mill, Long Island’s most completely equipped working mill, is listed on the National and New York State Register of Historic Places.
The Stony Brook Grist Mill has been a community structure of the Three Village area for over 300 years.

During the 1800s, a vineyard was planted on the island in the Mill Pond. Catawba grapes were pressed and fermented in the Stony Brook Grist Mill, bottled in Brooklyn and sold at a nearby tavern. In earlier times, the mill was the center of community life. People exchanged news and gossip as they waited for the miller to grind their grain. Alois Kopriva, who emigrated from Poland, played the violin and entertained his guests with gypsy music. Kopriva was also an advocate for women’s right to vote.

As recently as the 1950s, farmers still brought their wheat and corn to be ground at the mill. Miller Schaefer ground natural wheat at the mill and shipped his “health food” to customers in 42 states."

Stony Brook Village

All Upcoming Dates:

Oct 24, Oct 31