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The Old Stone Mill

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Address: Touro Park, Newport, RI 02840

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Curious structure in an unusual park

There are misconceptions about this unusual structure, in that it is of Scandinavian origin. However, research suggests it is a remnant of a 17th century windmill. the park is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
jpatrickr
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are misconceptions about this unusual structure, in that it is of Scandinavian origin. However, research suggests it is a remnant of a 17th century windmill. the park is oddly placed well above the main streets of Newport but a convenient area to park and stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old Stone Mill is a very interesting structure located in Touro Park, we didn't know what it at first, but definitely neat.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

You don't need to make a special stop here. You'll just come upon it and wonder "What is it & who built it?"

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We took a stroll to find the Old Stone Mill in the park. It was worth the stroll through the Historic District. The park was serene and relaxing and this Old Stone Mill was as puzzling as the mystery that surrounds it.

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Thank lollygal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We spoke with another couple there about what it could actually be since there seems to be somewhat of a mystery surrounding it.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

There are many theories and stories how and when it was built and what it was used for. It was on the show Mysteries of the Museum, Brad Metzler did a show on it. The History channel finished filming for next year to air on their network. Gives it the mystery, we actually visited it on the Summer solstice just... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

iconic structure debated and sometimes credited to the early Chinese, Vikings, Columbus era , pre revolutionary era etc ....no one know origin or purpose but clearly old and unique...been on TV specials as debated as an ancient astronomical calendar ....its mystery itself is worth a 10 minute stop

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Old Stone Mill is a Newport landmark. But it takes about 2 minutes to get your fill. The best part are the old homes in the neighborhood. Best bet: start at Thames St. and walk uphill on Pelham. Check out the historic homes and buildings along the way. When you reach the Mill, check it out. Then move on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you find history fascinating you will appreciate getting a close view of the remains of this 17th Century mill. If you're in the area definitely stop by and enjoy the small park as well. The church across the street also has some unique architecture.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

you need to see it and learn the history to appreciate it. it's in town and is pretty cool to go see.

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