Cooper Gristmill

66 County Rd 513 * Chester Township * NJ 07930 April-June Sat 10am - 5pm,| July-Aug W-Sat 10am - 5pm/ Sun Noon to 5pm | Sept-Oct Sat 10am - 5pm / Sun Noon to 5pm | Last tour at 3:30

The nearby Black River provided the power to mill flour as early as the 1760s. In 1826 Nathan Cooper built this gristmill with its water wheel, power shafts, gears and 2,000-pound millstone. It is one of the remaining restored water-powered mills in New Jersey. It is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. It is a living example of the state’s transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy. Costumed interpreters tell the history of the mill. Check the website for special programs during spring, summer and fall.

 Of Special Note:
  • 14-acre park open daily from sunrise to sunset for hiking, except during hunting season     
  • Take a guided 45-minute tour with a master miller             
  • Take home organic stone-ground flour and cornmeal produced at the mill in a flour sack with muffin and bread recipes printed on the bag
  • Available for group picnics


Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960