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Eastham Windmill, Eastham

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The Eastham Windmill, located in Eastham, Massachusetts, is the oldest windmill on Cape Cod. It was constructed by Eastham resident Thomas Paine in Plymouth in 1680. It was first moved to nearby Truro in 1770, then finally to Eastham in 1793. In 1808 the windmill was moved to its present location, near the Eastham Town Hall and the Eastham Public Library. Eastham Windmill, as part of the Eastham Center Historic District, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.A local festival, Eastham Windmill Weekend, has been held on a yearly basis in Eastham since 1977, and takes place the first weekend after Labor Day.While repairs are necessary over time, a large contribution was made in 1996 by a local Boy Scout whose Eagle Project included both raising the funds and providing the labor to replace several sections of the fencing around this historic landmark. All of the funding was provided by business located within Eastham. The Eastham Windmill has been a long-standing icon to the local Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts
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  • Built in 1680, the Eastham Windmill is Cape Cod's oldest. It is placed in a lovely park setting if you want to stop for a picnic lunch or to let the kids run off some energy. Parking was a little diff...  more »
  • You don't need long, but it's a nice place for a picnic if your out on your way to the Cape. Stopped with my wife and 3 kids, ran around a bit to get the blood flowing and got back into the car. The w...  more »
  • During the day, this beautifully maintained windmill is open to view the interior works and learn about the service they provided for the town. It's a quick visit that affords an opportunity for kids ...  more »