Cooper Gristmill – Morris County Park Commission
Enjoy The Experience
Travel back in time to Milltown, a thriving community situated along the Black River. Cooper Gristmill, built in 1826, was once the heart of a thriving industrial community and played a vital role in the area's development during the Industrial Revolution.
The Gristmill is the only restored water-powered mill in New Jersey, and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Your journey takes you on a guided tour of the Cooper Gristmill. During your tour, costumed staff run the Mill's restored machinery. You will witness the amazing power of the Black River, harnessed to turn a waterwheel and grind grain into flour using two sets of massive 2,000 pound millstones, which can produce up to 800 pounds of flour per hour.
A variety of special events, programs, workshops, tours, lectures, summer camps, and activities highlight this unique historic site.
Hours of Operation:
April through October - Friday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
A variety of special events and programs are held November through March!