This is a list of traditional windmills in the American state of Massachusetts.


Known building dates are in bold text. Non-bold text denotes first known date. Iron windpumps are outside the scope of this list unless listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Location Name of mill
and coordinates
Type Built Notes Photograph
Barnstable 1687
Barnstable 1785[1]
Beverly Chipman's Tannery Vertical axis mill 1795[2]
Bourne Joe Jefferson's Mill[1] Smock 1889[3] Moved within Bourne, 1971
Bourne Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Mill[1] Smock 1971 Windmill World
Bourne-Aptucxet windmill.jpg
Boston Copp's Mill 1632[4] Standing 1659[5]
Boston Copp's Hill Mill Smock Moved to Salem, 1773[6]
Boston Windmill Point 1636[7]
Boston Windmill Point (2nd mill) 1650[8]
Boston Windmill Point (3rd mill) 1650[9] 1822[10]
Boston Windmill Point (4th mill) 1650[11] 1824[12]
Boston Windmill Point (5th mill?) Tower 1833[13]
Boston Widow Tuthill's Mill 1642[14]
Boston South Mill 1643[15] 1644[16]
Boston Windmill Hill 1636[17]
Brewster Ellis Landing Road Mill Smock 1795 Moved within Brewster unknown date[18]
Brewster Smock 1845[19] Moved within Brewster 1890[20]
Brewster Smock 1890[21] Moved within Brewster 1974[22]
Brewster Old Higgins Farm Mill
41°45′08″N 70°07′16″W / 41.75222°N 70.12111°W / 41.75222; -70.12111
Smock 1974[23] Windmill World
Old Higgins Farm Windmill, West Brewster MA.jpg
Brewster Golf course Windmill World
Brockton 1781[24]
Brockton West Falmouth Mill Smock 1922[25] Burned down, unknown date[26]
Buzzards Bay Beach House Mill Smock Windmill World
Cataumet Red Brook Mill Smock 1853[27] Moved within Cataumet 1850s[28]
Cataumet Red Brook Mill Smock 1850s[29] Moved within Cataumet 1905[30]
Cataumet Red Brook Mill Smock 1905[31]
Cataumet Rothery Mill Smock 1900[32]
Cataumet Rothery Mill (2nd mill) Smock Early 1900s[33]
Chatham Chatham Mill
41°40′34″N 69°57′33″W / 41.67611°N 69.95917°W / 41.67611; -69.95917
1797 Windmill World
Chatham Smock 1820[34] Moved within Chatham 1911[35]
Chatham Sur Mer Mill Smock 1911[36] Windmill World
Chatham Chatham Bars Inn Mill Smock c. 1730[37] Moved to South Orleans 1830[38]
Chatham Benjamin Godfrey Mill, Mill Hill Smock 1797[39] Moved within Chatham 1956[40]
Chatham Benjamin Godfrey Mill Smock 1956[41]
Chatham Dolphin Inn Mill[1] Smock 1980s[42]
Chatham Robert Horne Mill Smock 1920s[43]
Chilmark Elmer Bliss Mill Smock 1938
Dennis Uncle Rufus Howes' Mill
South Mill
Late 18th century[44] Demolished 1874[45]
Dennis Port Reuben Burgess Mill Smock Burned down unknown date, gone by 1885.[46]
East Dennis Hatsel Kelly Mill 1775 Struck by lightning and burnt down 1869.[47]
Eastham 1660[48]
Eastham Kaskaogansett Mill 1682[49]
Eastham Eastham Mill Smock 1793 Moved within Eastham, 1808
Eastham Eastham Mill Smock 1808 Windmill World
East Orleans Old Mill Smock 1800[50] Moved to Sandwich 1819[51]
Edgartown Town Mill[52]
Edgartown (three other mills)[53]
Fairhaven Macomber Mill Smock 1821[54] Moved to Cataumet 1853[55]
Falmouth Old Emmon's Estate Mill Windmill World
Fall River Smock Moved from Warren, Rhode Island. Moved to Portsmouth, Rhode Island at unknown date.[56]
Fall River smock Moved from Bristol, Rhode Island. Moved to Tiverton, Rhode Island at unknown date.[57]
Fall River Littlefield Mill Smock 1815 Moved to Block Island, Rhode Island, unknown date. Gone by 1877[58]
Harwichport SW side of South St Smock 1792[59] Moved to NE side of South St at unknown date[60]
Harwichport NE side of South St Smock Moved to Wychmere Harbor 1890s[61]
Harwichport Wychmere Harbor (north site) Smock 1890s[62] Moved within Wychmere Harbor 1900s[63]
Harwichport Wychmere Harbour (south site) Smock 1900s[64] Moved a short distance (50 feet (15 m)) early 1940s[65]
Harwichport John Smith Mill Smock Early 1940s[66]
Hyannisport Jonathan Young Mill Smock 1897 Moved to Orleans 1983
Windmill World
Hyannisport Landmark House Mill[1][2] Smock 1911[67]
Hyannisport Wright Mill[1] Smock c. 1900[68]
Ipswich Windmill Hill Mill 1667[69]
Marblehead Rhodes Hill Mill 1678[70] 1681[71]
Marblehead Saltworks (two mills) 1804[72] One blown down October 1804
Marblehead Goodwin Mill 1819[73]
Marstons Mills Cape Cod Airfield Mill[1] Smock 1950s[74]
Martha's Vineyard Lothrop Merry's Mill
Tisbury Mill
Smock 1815[75] Moved within Martha's Vineyard 1842
Martha's Vineyard Lothrop Merry's Mill
Tisbury Mill
Smock 1842[76] Moved with Martha's Vineyard 1888
Martha's Vineyard Lothrop Merry's Mill
Tisbury Mill
Smock 1888[77]
Martha's Vineyard Timothy Chase Mill 18th century[78] Collapsed 1818[79]
Martha's Vineyard Tailer Mill Post 1985[80] Moved to Etzikom, Alberta, Canada 1995.[3]
Nantucket Frederick Macy Mill, Mill Hill Post 1723[81] Demolished 7 December 1837[82]
Nantucket Mill Hill (2nd mill) Post 1810[83]
Nantucket Mill Hill (3rd mill) Post 1810[84]
Nantucket Mill Hill (4th mill) Post 1810[85]
Nantucket The Old Mill Smock 1746[4] Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket Windmill - Frank C. Brown, Photographer, 1935.jpg
Newbury 1703[86] 1774[87]
Newbury Saltworks c. 1784[88]
Orleans Jonathan Young Mill Smock 1839[89] Moved to Hyannisport 1897.
Windmill World
Orleans Jonathan Young Mill Smock 1983 Windmill World
Orleans windmill.jpg
Osterville Le Petit Moulin[1] Smock 1950s[90]
Osterville Oyster Harbours Mill[1] Smock 1925[91]
Plymouth Plimoth Mill Smock 1680 Moved to Truro, 1770
Eastham Windmill.jpg
Provincetown Salt works (six mills)[92] Windmill World
Sagamore Christmas Tree Shop Mill Smock 1983[93] At the eastern base of the Sagamore Bridge and attached to the Christmas Tree Shop
Salem near the burial ground 1637[94]
Salem 1733[95] 1771[96]
Salem East Street Bark Mill 1794ref name=New/>
Sandwich Heritage Plantation Mill Smock Windmill World
Sandwich Old Mill Smock 1819[97] Moved within Sandwich 1957[98]
Sandwich Old Mill Smock 1957[99]
South Chatham Seth Bearse Mill c. 1850[100]
South Dartmouth Chase Mill Smock 1924
South Dennis Smock 1791[5] Moved to West Dennis
South Orleans Captain Arey's Mill Smock 1830[101] Moved within South Orleans 1870[102]
South Orleans Center Mill
Captain Arey's Mill
Smock 1830[103] Moved to Cataumet 1900[104]
South Orleans East Mill[105]
South Orleans Kenrick's Hill Smock Mid-18th century[106] Moved to Orleans 1839[107]
South Yarmouth Farris Mill Smock 1750s[108] Moved to Indian Town 1782[109]
South Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1866[5] Moved within South Yarmouth, 1875[110]
South Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1875[111] Moved within South Yarmouth 1916[112]
South Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1916[113] Moved to Yarmouth 1953[114]
Judah Baker Windmill, Bass River Cape Cod, MA.jpg
Swansea Potter's Mill Standing 1931[115]
Truro near the Highland Light 1711[116]
Truro Truro Mill Smock 1770 Moved to Eastham, 1793
Truro Castle Hill Mill Smock[6]
Truro Truro Highlands Mill Smock Early 19th century[117]
Watertown Moved to Boston 1632[118]
Wellfleet David Baker Mill[119]
Wellfleet Thomas Higgins Mill[120]
Wellfleet Freeman's Mill[121]
Wellfleet Samuel Chipman's Mill[122]
Wellfleet Ryder Mill Smock 1838[123] Moved within Wellfleet 1870[124]
Wellfleet Morning Glory Mill Smock 1870[125]
Wellfleet Wellfleet Harbor[1] 1978[126]
West Dennis Kelley's Pond Mill Smock Moved to South Yarmouth 1866[127]
West Falmouth Bowerman Mill Smock 1787[128] Moved to Brockton, 1922[129]
West Harwich Smock Moved to Cataumet early 1900s[130]
West Harwich The Windmill House Mill[1] Smock 1920s[131]
West Yarmouth Farris Mill Smock 1782[132] Moved to Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan 1935[133]
Greenfield Mill built on Cape Cod in Massachusetts USA, now at Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan.JPG
Yarmouth Sautucket Mill 1661[134]
Yarmouth c. 1687[135]
Yarmouth Judah Baker Mill Smock 1953[136] Windmill World
Judah-Baker-windmill South-Yarmouth-MA-US.JPG
Yarmouth 1766[137] Moved to East Dennis 1775[138]
unknown location (north side of Cape Cod) Smock Mid-17th century[139] Moved to South Yarmouth 1750s


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mock Mill, never a working windmill
  2. ^ Originally a water tower
  3. ^ "European Windmill Alberta". Canada Photos. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  4. ^ "#165 Old Mill in Nantucket (1746)". American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Judah Baker Windmill". Historical Society of Yarmouth. Archived from the original on 27 October 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  6. ^ "CASTLE HILL BARN NEEDS YOU!". Castlehill. Archived from the original on 5 September 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2009.