Smith's Castle, North Kingstown

4.3
#6 of 15 in Museums in Washington County
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Please note that Smith's Castle is open to the public for tours from May through mid-October. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in May, September thru mid-October, and it is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in June, July, and August. Work out when and for how long to visit Smith's Castle and other North Kingstown attractions using our handy North Kingstown driving holiday website.
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  • When you arrive it certainly doesn’t look like a traditional castle. In a 17th century tradition, it was called a castle due to the wooden fence that fortified the property. This “mansion” was very...  more »
  • There are historic sites in Rhode Island that are not well advertised and yet are as fascinating and historically important as the famous ones you might visit on the Freedom Trail in Boston just...  more »
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  • A hidden gem! When you visit Smith’s Castle it is like stepping back in time. The tour is fascinating including lots of local and historic trivia. The grounds are on the water and beautiful for walking around on a nice day. Include a visit to the quaint village of Wickford for restaurants and shopping. Also the beaches of Rhode Island are a short drive away. There is enough to keep busy for a weekend away!
  • With complete honesty, This was one of the worst experiences I've ever had. I went here for museum day as I have never seen Smith's Castle. I was quickly disappointed. At first I was greeted by a few people for a tour, I excitedly sat down to join them and within 5 minutes of listening to the tour guide I almost fed like the entire thing was scripted. I followed the group to the museum and upon entering with a coffee in my hand I was given a stare down by the tour guide. During the tour I felt the whole thing lacked a sight seeing experience as there seemed to be very little to see. The tour guide lacked knowledge and seemed to find little things to throw in to avoid awkwardness. Not even yet upstairs yet when I quickly pointed at the exit to my husband but we somehow made it upstairs despite being as bored as we were. Upstairs we saw a bedroom with a bright green floor with a walkway rug, Not knowing we were supposed to stay on the rug I stepped off to look around the room when the tour guide says the floor is not stable and the house is leaning?! not worth it in my opinion
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