Cambridge, Maryland: Spocott Windmill

Fairytale-like windmill-on-a-stick was built in the 1850s, destroyed in 1888, then rebuilt in 1972.

1663 Hudson Rd, Cambridge, MD
Six miles west of town, on the south side of Hwy 343/Hudson Rd.
Open by appt. Operates twice a year: Earth Day and 3rd Sa. in Oct. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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The Spocott Windmill

Lots of space to stop and take photos of the windmill. Also has a historical marker on the road.

[Marty Smith, 09/26/2014]


The Spocott Windmill

The Spocott Windmill is Maryland's last remaining operational English-style post windmill. It was rebuilt in the 1970s from parts of an 1880s windmill on the same property. It's quite the sight as you drive toward it. Also on-site is a one-room schoolhouse and a country store museum.

The state of Maryland operates the windmill about twice a year, usually mid-April and mid-October. We were lucky enough to pass through Cambridge on Earth Day weekend to see it operating.

[Lakita, 08/05/2014]

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