Nestled along the Pickering Creek in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, the Mill at Anselma is an extraordinary artifact of 250 years of Chester County’s industrial heritage. Constructed in c. 1747 by Samuel Lightfoot, the Mill retains its original Colonial-Era power train, as well as multiple layers of industrial equipment ranging from the late 1700s to the mid 1900s. The Mill and the village of Anselma demonstrate how eighteenth-century technology was adapted to serve the prosperity of the Industrial Revolution and the challenges of the Great Depression.
Through the efforts of The Mill at Anselma Preservation and Educational Trust, this nationally significant grist mill site is being restored and returned to operation for the enjoyment of families, schoolchildren, tourists and scholars. Come share in our enthusiasm as we bring alive the story of America's technological past and the lives of the people that shaped it.
The Mill at Anselma is located along Rt. 401, near the village of Anselma in beautiful central Chester County.