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Address: 55 Richard Smith Dr, North Kingstown, RI 02852-4414
Phone Number: +1 401-294-3521
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America's oldest surviving plantation house.

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Great Location

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Holly K
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 as the grounds where there are benches to sit.

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Thank Holly K
Berkshires, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 to see and hear. It was not open when we just visited for the first... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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1 Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
New York City, New York
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208 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Paeonian Springs, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 are uneventful. Again, I would only recommend if you are a history buff, otherwise this... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 and they are really nice to go to. people dressed as settlers are on hand... More 

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1 Thank Barry N
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 out themselves. There is a sign marker advising you that the entrance is coming up,... More 

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3 Thank QuentB
Stow, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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