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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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Middletown, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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 215 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 29 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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West Haven, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Not sure what the mystery is? There's no actual evidence that this structure predates the 1700s. The structure is in the middle of a nice park within a fenced enclosure. There wasn't even a sign or plaque anywhere with any information. The nearby storefront museum for the grist milk was closed. Wasn't really worth the walk to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Living in Newport there are many mystery , this is no exception , many theories surround this whether Templar or Vikings one will never know, many study's have been down as well as archeological digs around the site something's have turned up but inconclusive so the mystery and legend still survives as a local we tend to lean toward the... More 

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Saint Peters
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I love the controversy surrounding this tower, and it IS worth seeing. It is one of the oldest structures in the U.S. I walked from Thames street up and down the neighborhoods, and everything was fascinating to me - including Touro Park and this tower. It just doesn't have enough information or explanation with it, and you there really isn't... More 

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Address: Touro Park, Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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