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Wonderful for history and architecture buffs. Nice because doesn’t take long to view the buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brad C
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Burlington, Massachusetts
Who was the painter of the iconic George Washington painting

Arriving a bit late with our 3 generation family, we were accommodated into the every hour tour... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Maggie_Oakshot
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Birthplace of George Washington's foremost portraitist. Located on 23 acres, the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum contains the authentically restored and furnished 1750home and snuff mill where Gilbert Stuart was born. The Museum has the working...more
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815 Gilbert Stuart Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02874-2911
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful for history and architecture buffs. Nice because doesn’t take long to view the buildings. Nice paths for walking if you want to take more time.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Arriving a bit late with our 3 generation family, we were accommodated into the every hour tour with Catherine. Learned about snuff..who knew Made in America, grinding of corn and Stuart’s early noted proclivity for drawing. Well worthwhile!

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

The life and times of Gilbert Stuart came alive during this exceptional tour of his birthplace and the 18th century grist mill adjacent to it. In 30 minutes, we and our grandchildren learned much about this complex and talented man, the premier portrait artist of...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We walked in just as a tour was about to begin and we were the only ones on the tour. A very interesting working museum. Well worth the time. You will likely learn something new.

Thank seeyouinthesun
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We visited the Gilbert Stuart Museum for the first time with friends. Although the Gallery was disappointing because it did not have many paintings by Gilbert Stuart - but another local artist was featured. However, the tour of the historical house and mill was very...More

Thank riny
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Before our May trip to Rhode Island, I am not sure that I had recalled Gilbert Stuart, but perhaps in a long-forgotten American art history class? We had picked up a loaner Mercedes SL-550 from The Ocean House, in Watch Hill, and were heading up...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Great museum. Well done. People well informed about early american history. Recommend for young students.

Thank wardg3
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This historic house museum is birthplace of Gilbert Stuart, America's premier portrait painter. You know his work from our currency, portraits in the National Gallery, among other important museums, and some private collections. There is an 18thc working snuff mill on the property, the single...More

1  Thank Minniepetunia
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We were met on a lovely day by our docent John. He was delightful, knowledgable , and enthusiastic. A very nice review of the like of mr stuart. I knew nothing prior to my stop. We enjoyed the tour and can recommend if interested in...More

Thank Ronpariser
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is well worth a visit. The modest, pre-Revolutionary-era home is in a truly lovely setting and the tour guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share their love of Gilbert Stuart with visitors. I learned so much about this iconic painter, who lived in this...More

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