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good field trip

This is a great place to take your class on a field trip. The tour guides dress in period garb and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Sean K
A step back to revolutionary times

Well preserved peek at life in rural Rhode Island around the time of the Revolutionary War... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Providence, United States
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Jul 10, 2018
“good field trip”
Sep 6, 2017
“A step back to revolutionary times”
It was 1773 when James Mitchell Varnum purchased a large plot of land overlooking Greenwich Bay in East Greenwich, RI, for the sum of $90. Varnum, a gifted 24 year-old lawyer, did not buy the property solely for the view, but also because it sat...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
57 Peirce St, East Greenwich, RI 02818-3338
+1 401-884-1776
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a great place to take your class on a field trip. The tour guides dress in period garb and answer questions as well as a guided tour. Very famous people are associated with its history.

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Well preserved peek at life in rural Rhode Island around the time of the Revolutionary War. Maintained by volunteers, and good for kids & adults alike.

Thank 419judithz
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stepping back in time invites one to use all of one's senses, not just visual appreciation. Attending a wedding at this lovely and lovingly preserved building and grounds, elicited both sadness and joy: nostalgia for what was once grand and spacious and appreciation for preservation...More

Thank DaisyDiva07
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Outstanding example of colonial architecture. General Varnum's house was built between 1773 and 1779. Many historical artifacts inside. Open most weekends for tours or other dates by appointment that can be made through website at: www.vernumcontinentals.org

Thank DTrimmer
Reviewed 2 June 2015

when you go to this location make sure you check out the history behind this home and its area. could it be that the father of this country stayed here? People in the know say,YES..If you like history or want to show your children what...More

Thank Barry N
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Rumor has it that George Washington stayed in this house twice as he was good friends with General Varnum and would regularly visit him between his New York-Boston trips. The museum has many items that are truly well preserved, including Chinese Art (very rare at...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 3 October 2014

The museum interior was a pleasant surprise. They have some great chinese pieces which I loved, some interesting art and the rooms are all very different from each other. It has a very lived in feel and the tour guide really knows a lot about...More

Thank qofdnz
Reviewed 18 October 2012

An interesting local historical site. A great spot to learn some local history. Guided tour available.

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