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There are historic sites in Rhode Island that are not well advertised and yet are as fascinating... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wakefieldschools
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My husband and I loved visiting Smith Castle. Very interesting tour! A real gem, and a must to... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2019
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America's oldest surviving plantation house.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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55 Richard Smith Dr, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4414
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are historic sites in Rhode Island that are not well advertised and yet are as fascinating and historically important as the famous ones you might visit on the Freedom Trail in Boston just North of Rhode Island. Smith’s Castle, in very quaint North Kingston,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Wakefieldschools
Reviewed August 25, 2019

My husband and I loved visiting Smith Castle. Very interesting tour! A real gem, and a must to visit!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ginny1959
Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon at Smith Castle. Stunning views, beautiful gardens and an excellent tour guide. Don’t miss this historic gem!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Something for everyone! Beautiful setting, walking trails with signs explaining the sights, three historic gardens, Early Colonial Military history (Great Swamp Fight and King Philip’s War) Roger Williams Trading Post, 18th century Northern Plantation, Rhode Island’s path to statehood, exposed Architectural details, Early commercial large...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

A great historic site with many different activities throughout the year. Highly recommend seeing it at least once.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank jeepgirl59
Reviewed January 23, 2019

The docents are super friendly and knowledgeable.The hiking trails are great for everyone to enjoy, The setting is stunning. The gardens are heavenly. We walked the trails and gardens, had a picnic lunch on the grounds, and did the tour. It was a wonderful day.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sjwbigcats
Reviewed September 8, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank WhitMR
Reviewed June 18, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank PJ S
Reviewed May 27, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank beckskaufman
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Response from lynnmJ8784EI | Reviewed this property |
There are benches and a table placed around the property. The grounds (including the walking trails, historic gardens) are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk. Dogs on a leash only.
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