The historic Benson Gristmill has been a longstanding landmark in the community for more than 150 years, and has become Tooele County’s most popular visitor’s center. Thousands of visitors and guests tour the site every year, while activities ranging from pioneer-themed to Halloween, make it a great place to visit any time.

The gristmill, which ground wheat and other grains from 1854 to the 1940s, is open for tours and community functions from May through the end of October. The mill was completely restored by volunteers during the 1980s. Much of the mill’s original grinding equipment can be seen inside. Tours give visitors an intimate glimpse into how early pioneers made flour.

Daily activities at the mill include tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The bowery area is often host to family reunions and picnics, company parties, and weddings. The country store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store always welcomes handmade items and encourages local people to bring things in.

The Benson Gristmill is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations for special events or reunions or to use the bowery, call the mill at (435) 882-7678. Visit www.bensonmill.org for more information and a schedule of events.

DIRECTIONS




Designed, constructed and managed by Transcript Bulletin Publishing, Tooele, UT ©2012