I’ve been living in Scituate for a little over six years now. While driving around I’ve come across some pretty cool historical sites in the area. Scituate is one of the oldest settled towns in North America, and I always imagine what this area looked like in the 1600’s.
I decided to do some exploring on my own. There’s a ton of info out there on the history of this area, but to physically be up close and personal to these sites is a different experience than reading about it.
Since the boat is now winterized, and the fish have all moved south, we’ll spend some time checking out what makes Scituate so special from a historical perspective.
Old Stockbridge Grist Mill
The first place I came across is the Old Stockbridge Grist Mill. It’s right at the Rotary across from Old Oaken Bucket Pond. There’s a little parking area and information kiosk on Country Way. You’ll see tons of signage with info, a little park and trail, mill artifacts and the mill building itself.
Old Stockbridge Grist Mill is the oldest one in the U.S. and was an important part of the economy back in 1650. Worth a 10 minute visit coming back from the transfer station!