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Smith's Castle

55 Richard Smith Dr, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4414
+1 401-294-3521
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Great Location

This place is right in the middle of North Kingstown, and the location on the water is gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Make Sure to Visit When Tours Are Available

You can only walk the grounds if it is not during tour hours - no longer offering self guided tours... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Berkshires, Massachusetts
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America's oldest surviving plantation house.
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  • Poor0%
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12 Oct 2016
“Great Location”
23 Sep 2016
“Make Sure to Visit When Tours Are Available”
55 Richard Smith Dr, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4414
+1 401-294-3521
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place is right in the middle of North Kingstown, and the location on the water is gorgeous. The house was closed when I went (hence the 4 stars and not 5), but there's still lots to see. Their culinary/medicinal/dye garden is beautiful and well...More

Thank hdthequeen
Reviewed 24 September 2016

You can only walk the grounds if it is not during tour hours - no longer offering self guided tours inside the house. My mother in law used to be a docent here, and there are lots of interesting things about the house and property...More

1  Thank M616M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This strangely named historic building has an interesting story but you have to take the tour to learn it, otherwise it's just an old house. It's a volunteer labour of love and it shows when they give tours.

1  Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

If you read a bit on your own, this can still be a worthy stop if the tours aren't running. The grounds are beautiful and a couple gardens have their own story to tell.

3  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Well maintained historic site with much history and nick knacks. Stop by and visit for understanding of beginnings of the colonies and life here.

Thank travelgirlnyc25
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Small attraction. If you are a history buff, it is good to hear about patriots who shaped our country and hear about life with the local indians. The house is small and the visit will be more about the "talk" as the building and furnishings...More

1  Thank 49MD49
Reviewed 25 January 2016

this is a very historic place and was a trading place and worked with the locals and the Indians. a lot of people were killed near hear and they say they are put in a grave together on the grounds. special events are held here...More

2  Thank Barry N
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Beautiful colonial home takes you back in time. Tour guide was excellent and knowledgable about the home,area and past residents. Admission was not expensive and worth the trip.

2  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Was up in the area visiting friends for the Memorial Day weekend & this is one of a number of things we checked out. Though they lived 10 minutes away, my friends that are native to R.I. hadn't yet had the chance to check it...More

4  Thank QuentB
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Lovely antique home form the 1600's. The tour guide was knowledgeable and had a great friendly manner. She made the tour fun. The house is nice but like any other old colonial antique house. The setting is beautiful.

5  Thank Shelley H
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