Old Town Mill 8 Mill St, New London, CT06320 It stands in the open, right where it's been since 1650, but the Old Town Mill is almost obscured by the…More surrounding hills and highway overpasses above. Once you find it you'll feel like you've entered a different era, a time when local farmers brought their grain here to be ground into flour. The history of the mill mirrors that of New London itself. Built by town founder and Governor John Winthrop Jr., burned by Benedict Arnold, rebuilt many times over the years, it's been both a tourist attraction and a functioning part of daily life, sometimes simultaneously. Today the lawn, the cobblestones, the water flowing under the wooden wheel and the mill building itself give this site the feel of a peaceful secret in the midst of the city.