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Smith's Castle

  • 55 Richard Smith Dr. Map It
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 07/11/2016

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Originally the site of a trading post established by the state's founder, Roger Williams, the Smith's Castle grounds also include a marked mass grave, where 40 colonists killed in the Great Swamp battle of 1676 are buried. The land was part of a great plantation during the 18th century, spanning more than 3,000 acres worked by slaves and indentured laborers, and was later a large dairy farm. Saved from the wrecking ball by preservationists in 1949, the beautifully preserved saltbox plantation house appears much as it did in 1740.

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55 Richard Smith Dr., , Rhode Island, 02852, USA

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  • $8

Published 07/11/2016


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