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Prescott Farm, Middletown

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Prescott Farm is a historic preservation of a colonial farm in Middletown (Newport County), Rhode Island. It spans 40 acres, and was in danger of demolition before Doris Duke, through the Newport Restoration Foundation bought it in 1973 and began restoration of the historical site. Notable features of it include an operational windmill (c. 1812), British General Prescott's Guard House, a county store (c. 1715), and a University of Rhode Island Master Gardener project with the purpose of simulating a historical vegetable garden through careful research on what crops where grown during that time period. The farm itself is typical of the farms on Aquidneck Island.

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  • A pastoral setting on the north end of Aquidneck Island surprises with its wonderfully preserved buildings (Sweet House, Country Store, Guardhouse) and windmill. A historic site includes small farm...  more »
  • Spent an afternoon at Prescott Farm. The volunteers were friendly and very knowledgeable. The grist mill was extremely interesting, the grounds and gardens were well cared for, and the hiking...  more »
  • We stopped here to check out the windmill and have a little picnic. Our kids could run around and enjoy the scenery while we could read about the history of the place all in it wonderful outdoor setting. Great for nature Journaling! It could be done in 15 minutes or 2 hours, your choice.
  • Great spot for a quick family visit to a historic location. Fun stuff to see. Windmill is awesome. Neat old buildings. Interesting herb garden. Wonderful, welcoming staff. Try the johnnycakes!
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