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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  • September 26, 2017
    We passed by this windmill several times on our way to beaches and restaurants while in Eastham. I stopped and took a couple of photos of the windmill and was back in my car and on my way to something...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    When stopped here on our way back from Provincetown, very easy to get to, located right on highway 6 in Eastham. The windmill dates back to 1680 and sits in a park like setting. There is room to park ...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    A great site to see in Eastham, easy to spot from the road and it's nice to walk around and have picnics and whatnot.  more »

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