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Nathanael Greene Homestead

50 Taft Street, Coventry, RI 02816
401-821-8630
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Coventry
Type: Historic Sites
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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

So said Nathanael Greene whenever General George Washington needed a point man to solve a problem or lead a part of the Continental Army into battle against the British. A native Rhode Islander with limited military experience, Greene rose quickly to become one of Washington's trusted staff members,only to die at an early age after the War. He is one... More

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Rhode Island
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nathanael Greene, the general and the person, deserves a much higher level of recognition than he receives. While recognizing that this is a very old "historic" home, sadly both the state of RI and town of Coventry fail to provide visitors with a worthwhile experience. Without a reliable GPS, finding the home is difficult, it sits in a residential neighborhood... More

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Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We dropped in on a Sunday afternoon, and although they weren't prepared for visitors, they opened up and gave us a full tour. It appears that they are still working on restoration and developing the tour, but they tell a great story! It was well worth the time and the $5 entry fee. Make sure you stop in and learn... More

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RHODE ISLAND
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55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Nathaniel Greene was a true patriot and was a good friend of George Washington. Little known fact. When Gen.Geene passed away George Washington adopted his son and his name was George Washington Greene. He Gen.Greene was the most trusted of G.W. Generals during the war. He died poor but his home is in Coventry and is open on certain days... More

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Nathanael Greene was the second greatest general in the Revolutionary War -- outdone only by George Washington . His house in Coventry, RI is a very old home, but there is nothing fancy or formal about it . The directions to get to the house would send you across a bridge that had been damaged in spring floods, but it... More

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This seems to be a lost part of Rhode Island history. Not too much is made of this historic interesting site that sits right under our nose in Coventry, Rhode Island. Its worth the trip.

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Cranston RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

May 5 2012. The General Nathanael Greene Homestead opened for the 2012 season with a new staff and an event to commemorate Rhode Island Independence Day. I was there. People are nice and the hours are posted in the window. They said they have 4 tour guides and the house will be open when it is supposed to be. More... More

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Cranston RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I dislike that the bridge to get to the Greene Homestead is washed out. You need to take a four mile detour about the town of Coventry. Lucky for me I live near this wonderful museum dedicated to the memory of General Washington's second in command, Nathanael Greene and his wife Katy.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

I was driving home from the dentist today and saw a sign for the Nathanael Greene Homestead. I'd never been there and decided to check it out. I followed several signs that led the way until I finally arrived on the street I was directed to. I drove right past the homestead because there was no sign and no parking... More

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Steubenville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2007

I had called the homestead a month prior to my visit and then again two weeks prior to be certain my appointment to see the property was set. According to the website, it was best to call in advance to make sure someone would actually be there. I arrived promptly on the appointed day and time after driving 10 hours... More

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