The Historic Benson Grist Mill | Kids Out and About Salt Lake City

The Historic Benson Grist Mill

Address: 
325 State Road 138
Stansbury Park , UT , 84074
Phone: 435.882.7678
40° 39' 1.9332" N, 112° 17' 51.0144" W
Contact name: 
Mark McKendrick
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The Historic Benson Grist Mill is a restored pioneer era industrial building. The mill site also includes a blacksmith shop, a pioneer cabin, a pioneer home, and a country store. Crafts are sold on consignment.

The Historic Benson Grist Mill

For those of you who like to take a step back in time, Tooele County's Benson Grist Mill is the sight that can't be missed.

Now more than 150 years old, the mill was hailed as the most significant structural landmark between Salt Lake City and Reno, Nevada when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1972.

 

Other Interesting Buildings at the Mill

Bolinder Blacksmith Shop – This building was moved from Grantsville, Utah to its present site in 1987. Built in the late 1920's, it was owned and operated by William “Billy” Bolinder, a skilled craftsman, who learned the blacksmith trade from his father.

Forsyth Pioneer Cabin – Built by Andrew Barker Forsyth for his bride, Emily Elizabeth Moss, in 1872. Three of the 10 children were born in this cabin. Emily grew up on a small farm nearby and regaled her children and grandchildren with stories of buying beads from Indians and helping her father boil down salt water from the Great Salt Lake.

Open hours: 
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

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