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Address: 2009 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842-7963
Phone Number: 401-847-6230
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Feel history come alive at this charming country setting featuring an 1812...

Feel history come alive at this charming country setting featuring an 1812 windmill and other historic buildings. Feed the ducks and geese at the pond. Bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds. Visit the period kitchen and herb gardens created by Master Gardeners from University of RI. Explore the open green space and walking trails. Grounds are open daily dawn to dusk.

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Wonderful History and Gardens

I love to see the old Wind Mill. The gardens by taken care of by the University of Rhode Island (URI) are spectacular! Wonderful place to take children, walk through the nature... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
senditinaletter
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Rhode Island
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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love to see the old Wind Mill. The gardens by taken care of by the University of Rhode Island (URI) are spectacular! Wonderful place to take children, walk through the nature trails in the back and sit by the pond and feed the fish and ducks for a few moments. Breath taken. You may walk through the grounds anytime... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to learn more about Rhode Island and US history. Walk the grounds, look in the windmill and see the gardens. Free

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New York, New York, United States
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298 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Nice Friendly farm with signage so you can self tour. Usually I've never found any of the buildings or office open but its still a nice excursion to tour. Definitely check out the Prescott Farm Website as well as the Newport Restoration website prior to going as they do have events. Additionally, you can get some wonderful background information prior... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Prescott Farm is a quiet location that is filled with history. The windmill has never been open when I have been there. Once, the small front building was open. Reading the signs provided good insights. I love to bring my kids to feed the ducks- but I agree with a previous reviewer. Occasionally there can be an aggressive goose that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I grew up going to Prescott farms. We even retired a family goose here many years ago. I was glad to see it is still well cared for. I wanted to show it to my husband. They were servicing the windmill so we didn't get to see it all togther and working. There were no longer any small animals -... More 

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a treasure to walk around and visit. Gardens are beautiful and well kept!! Picnic tables and walk through woods, if desired. Placards are informative and windmill is worth the visit itself. If you have a little time, go visit this beautiful place!

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NRFStaff, Marketing Assistant at Prescott Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for visit Prescott Farm and taking the time to leave a review! The 40 acres of green space are rich with history, including ties to the Revolutionary War. We hope to see you again this summer for our free Windmill Wednesday, the last Wednesday of each month through September. To stay up-to-date on what's happening at Prescott Farm,... More 

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had looked forward to visiting this plance and were very disappointed - No one was looking for visitors - we went into one building and it was quite messy, on our way out a young lady stepped out and tried to tell us about the farm. We wandered about for a bit and got a few good pictures. Maybe... More 

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NRFStaff, Marketing Assistant at Prescott Farm, responded to this review

Alison, thank you for taking the time to visit Prescott Farm and to leave a review. We're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at the farm. The buildings on the northern part of the site are privately rented to tenant-stewards who care for the homes, restored by the Newport Restoration Foundation. The museum site on the south side is unguided,... More 

Monrovia, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Extremely knowledgeable tour guides. Very helpful Master Gardeners. The history of New England is at your fingertips. Highly recommend.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The last Wednesday of the month, July through September, there is a Windmill Open House that we attended. There was staff giving tours of the windmill, staff making johnnycakes and serving windmill cookies (which my daughter loved), live music, and time to explore the gardens, grounds, and duck pond. The event is free. The staff was very knowledgeable. Seeing the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have been driving by this Farm for years. I finally looked it up and decided on our next drive to Newport, we would stop in. There are a lot of old restored buildings, a windmill from 1812, a small bridge in a wooded area with a little stream under it, kitchen garden, herb gardens and a nice area to... More 

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