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Smith's Castle

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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
Great Location

This place is right in the middle of North Kingstown, and the location on the water is gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
hdthequeen
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America's oldest surviving plantation house.
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55 Richard Smith Dr, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4414
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I have lived in Rhode Island for most of my life as well as being a descendent of Roger Williams, founder of RI. I thought I knew most of RI's history as well as Roger Williams, but I never knew of Smith's Castle. I went...More

1  Thank sjwbigcats
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I was surprised I had only learned about this place recently....it was a fabulous experience. We spent a couple hours walking the grounds and having a tour. The dosent was funny and well informed. What a great history lesson about our country during the 17th,...More

1  Thank WhitMR
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

1  Thank PJ S
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
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
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
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
wildflowerRI, volunteer at Smith's Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you for viewing Smith's Castle. I hope you have been able to come back for a costumed, docent led, tour. We are open for tours 12-4pm on Thursday thru Sunday during the summer, Saturday and Sundays only during spring and fall. Please visit our...More

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
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
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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