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Address: Touro Park, Newport, RI 02840
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Interesting stone structure

Visited many times when in Newport. Most recently as part of a homecoming vacation when visiting the Newport Elks Lodge - across a side street from the park. The area is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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English first
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Most scholars agree that this was not a Mill. No water nearby, no room for people or animals to power it and no evidence of machinery or a place for it. There is evidence of it being and early observitory. Niches in walls line up with light from windows on the Equinoxes. Common thought is that it could have been... More 

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RPGgame
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Majestic structure in the middle of a park. Really wish there was more signs talking about the history of it.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Interesting. Mystery, stonework is worth the stop. Great town. Stopped as part of scenic trip to Boston

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Don't expect whistles and bells. But to think no one (at least last I heard) knows who built this or why. A small stone building, impressive stone work. Mystery. Read up on it before you go. goggle it! wiki it!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Visited many times when in Newport. Most recently as part of a homecoming vacation when visiting the Newport Elks Lodge - across a side street from the park. The area is loaded with history and the "mill" has a mysterious history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

No information at the actual mill, and we visited on Easter Sunday, so the museum was closed. Cool to see nonetheless. Nice park area for kids to run in, and surrounded by beautiful homes and church. My family goes with either the Viking or Templar theories.

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San Ignacio, Belize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

According to Arthur Faram this is not a mill at all but a navigational landmark. According to his books the "Newport Tower" was first constructed around 1400 AD, destroyed sometime in the 1500 AD period and rebuilt the 1600 Ad period. It is a land mark added to Newport Island (Aquidnick Island) an important focal point of civilizations around the... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were walking around to find a grocery store and stumbled on the Old Stone Mill. I wanted to see it. We and everyone around us agreed that it was quite unremarkable. We took a couple pictures, shrugged our shoulders and went on our way. It is in a nice park. There were activities around it but they were all... More 

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

And not really that interesting. This coming from and architecture and history buff. Skip this... Plenty of other things to do in the area!

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Azle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This is the harbor lantern, according to Menzies. We've been all over Scandinavia, Iceland, Viking areas in France and England and never seen another site like this. Is it where they left they left the crew they had to abandon?

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