1636: Harvard and Grist Mill
Plimoth Plantation and Harvard College share an important year in history – 1636.
In Plimoth, the colonists changed the way they fed their bodies when they built a Grist Mill to grind corn, replacing hand-grinding with a machine run by water power.
In Boston, Harvard College was founded and changed the way America nourished young minds and educated its future leaders.
Today, both institutions continue to thrive and remain true to their historic roots.
- Plimoth Plantation’s Grist Mill shows tourists how America sustained itself nearly 400 years ago, and
- Harvard College shows tourists where the world’s top scholars, scientists and leaders continue to be educated and trained.
- No trip to Harvard is complete until you reconnect with history at Plimoth Plantation. After visiting Plimoth Plantation, travel to Boston and visit Harvard.