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“Incredible!”
Review of The Old Stone Mill

The Old Stone Mill
Ranked #42 of 117 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New Hampshire
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredible!”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Newport Tower, or Old Stone Mill, is an incredible structure. Regardless of which theory you believe on the creators of the tower, it has amazing astronomical alignments and other hidden treasures buried in the stonework. My wife and I went to the tower for the Winter Solstice events. Early in the morning, Newport Tower Museum curator, Jim Egan, was on site to provide wonderful information. I would also highly suggest visiting his museum during your visit. This impressive stone structure is a free attraction and well worth visiting.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Warwick, Rhode Island
Level 6 Contributor
263 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Beautiful stone whatever it is!”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

In the park across from Newport Art Museum. I can see where it could have been a wind mill, and was probably built a couple centuries ago, Not a thousand years ago, but who knows? It's a beautiful structure and it's free to look at! Enjoy.

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Newport, Rhode Island USA
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Benedict Arnold was more than a Traitor”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

To walk in and around this mystical and oft misunderstood structure of history of the early United States is one that must be experienced. Take a leisurely stroll throughout the grounds and then visit the Touro Park Cemetery to read the headstones of the Revolutionary time period residents of Newport.

Visited August 2013
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Ocean, New Jersey, United States
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Mill or Tower?”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

This park was located down the street from our B&B, so we just happened upon it. The park itself is lovely and the structure impressive, whatever origin you wish to believe it has.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Elaine B
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NJ
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Newport Tower”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Why are maps still referring to this as the Old Stone Mill and why hasn't the area embraced this mysterious structure? It has been a topic on the History Channel and other programs of this type. If this is a Knights Templar structure or former church, why isn't more known about the structure or the grounds around it? A moving experience!

Visited August 2013
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