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Smith's Castle

55 Richard Smith Dr, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4414
+1 401-294-3521
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Piece of Rhode Island History

The guide was very informative of the history of the house and surrounding land. It is a shame that... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
PJ S
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Coventry, Rhode Island
A great surprise

We heading to Smith’s castle expecting to see a castle and found something far better. This house... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
beckskaufman
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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America's oldest surviving plantation house.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good57%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“herb garden” (2 reviews)
“rhode island” (3 reviews)
“grave” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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55 Richard Smith Dr, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4414
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+1 401-294-3521
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The guide was very informative of the history of the house and surrounding land. It is a shame that most of the land is sold off and houses built there. The mass grave for the 40 soldiers who died in the King Philip war holds...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We heading to Smith’s castle expecting to see a castle and found something far better. This house, which looks very unassuming on the side of the water, encapsulates a story of American History from the settlers to slavery and through to the early farmers of...More

2  Thank beckskaufman
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I can’t wait to go back here! There’s so much beautiful to this spot, but my favorite part is the culinary herb garden.

2  Thank hdthequeen
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place is right in the middle of North Kingstown, and the location on the water is gorgeous. The house was closed when I went (hence the 4 stars and not 5), but there's still lots to see. Their culinary/medicinal/dye garden is beautiful and well...More

1  Thank hdthequeen
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

You can only walk the grounds if it is not during tour hours - no longer offering self guided tours inside the house. My mother in law used to be a docent here, and there are lots of interesting things about the house and property...More

2  Thank M616M
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This strangely named historic building has an interesting story but you have to take the tour to learn it, otherwise it's just an old house. It's a volunteer labour of love and it shows when they give tours.

2  Thank ThePackedBag
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

If you read a bit on your own, this can still be a worthy stop if the tours aren't running. The grounds are beautiful and a couple gardens have their own story to tell.

4  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Well maintained historic site with much history and nick knacks. Stop by and visit for understanding of beginnings of the colonies and life here.

1  Thank travelgirlnyc25
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Small attraction. If you are a history buff, it is good to hear about patriots who shaped our country and hear about life with the local indians. The house is small and the visit will be more about the "talk" as the building and furnishings...More

1  Thank 49MD49
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

this is a very historic place and was a trading place and worked with the locals and the Indians. a lot of people were killed near hear and they say they are put in a grave together on the grounds. special events are held here...More

3  Thank Barry N
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