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“"General Greene at Your Service"”

Nathanael Greene Homestead
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Coventry
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Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
721 attraction reviews
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“"General Greene at Your Service"”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

So said Nathanael Greene whenever General George Washington needed a point man to solve a problem or lead a part of the Continental Army into battle against the British. A native Rhode Islander with limited military experience, Greene rose quickly to become one of Washington's trusted staff members,only to die at an early age after the War. He is one of the true heroes of the War. This is Greene's homestead, a late 18th century house that has been remarkably maintained through a series of different owners. It now stands on a sizeable lot in north Coventry, beautiful in its simplicity. Tours (45 minutes) through the house are provided by local staff with a commentary on Greene's life that fills in many of the gaps left in history books. The signs off of I95 are well positioned to help you find the house, nestled in a north Coventry suburb. A GPS will help and is becomes a necessity to retrace your steps to the interstate.

Visited June 2014
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Rhode Island
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“Greene Deserves Much More”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nathanael Greene, the general and the person, deserves a much higher level of recognition than he receives. While recognizing that this is a very old "historic" home, sadly both the state of RI and town of Coventry fail to provide visitors with a worthwhile experience. Without a reliable GPS, finding the home is difficult, it sits in a residential neighborhood and signage is poor. Greene gave SO much to the cause, it's too bad the citizens haven't returned the favor.

Visited July 2013
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Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
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“An historical gem”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We dropped in on a Sunday afternoon, and although they weren't prepared for visitors, they opened up and gave us a full tour. It appears that they are still working on restoration and developing the tour, but they tell a great story! It was well worth the time and the $5 entry fee. Make sure you stop in and learn about this great American patriot!

Visited June 2013
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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“HISTORY FROM RHODE ISLAND”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Nathaniel Greene was a true patriot and was a good friend of George Washington. Little known fact. When Gen.Geene passed away George Washington adopted his son and his name was George Washington Greene.
He Gen.Greene was the most trusted of G.W. Generals during the war. He died poor but his home is in Coventry and is open on certain days to be toured. Great History in our own back yard. How neat. Do not have you or your children miss this as he is in the History books they will read in school.

Visited February 2013
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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“Nathanael Green Home”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Nathanael Greene was the second greatest general in the Revolutionary War -- outdone only by George Washington . His house in Coventry, RI is a very old home, but there is nothing fancy or formal about it . The directions to get to the house would send you across a bridge that had been damaged in spring floods, but it has been restored and reopened in the summer of 2012. The house is a rather layback type location. Nothing spectacular - and only costs $5 to tour it. You'll also want to make sure you call before going there to assure that they will be open .
They do offer tours. Not a high quality museum - just an old antique home - tour guides are educated.


Visited June 2012
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