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Gilbert Stuart Museum

815 Gilbert Stuart Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02874-2911
+1 401-294-3001
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This historic house museum is birthplace of Gilbert Stuart, America's premier portrait painter. You... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
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Very nice tour

We were met on a lovely day by our docent John. He was delightful, knowledgable , and... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
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Birthplace of George Washington's foremost portraitist. Located on 23 acres, the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum contains the authentically restored and furnished 1750home and snuff mill where Gilbert Stuart was born. The Museum has the working Stuart snuff mill, an operating gristmill, fish ladder, millpond, nature trails, and colonial herb garden. Our handicapped accessible art gallery contains original works by Stuart, his daughter Jane Stuart, and changing exhibitions of notable Rhode Island Masters.
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815 Gilbert Stuart Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02874-2911
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This historic house museum is birthplace of Gilbert Stuart, America's premier portrait painter. You know his work from our currency, portraits in the National Gallery, among other important museums, and some private collections. There is an 18thc working snuff mill on the property, the single...More

1  Thank Minniepetunia
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We were met on a lovely day by our docent John. He was delightful, knowledgable , and enthusiastic. A very nice review of the like of mr stuart. I knew nothing prior to my stop. We enjoyed the tour and can recommend if interested in...More

Thank Ronpariser
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is well worth a visit. The modest, pre-Revolutionary-era home is in a truly lovely setting and the tour guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share their love of Gilbert Stuart with visitors. I learned so much about this iconic painter, who lived in this...More

Thank MariaTer.
Reviewed 28 August 2017

If you are driving to Jamestown or Newport, stop in and see Gilbert. I confess to visiting just to see the snuff factory and grist mill, but became interested in Gilbert's life in spite of myself. The house, factory and mill are wonderfully preserved, and...More

Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and informative.well maintained ,small ,the tour was short everyone was very polite

Thank Lawrence F
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We actually came here because it was an indoor activity and it was raining. The museum consists of the Gilbert Stuart birthplace and the Snuff Mill his father ran when Gilbert was a child, a gift shop and art gallery and also nature trails. Tours...More

Thank Poodletoes
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a very interesting place for folks interested in early America. The tour guide was highly informative and clearly passionate. He was truly great and makes the trip worthwhile. The buildings and mill operations are very well maintained and have many of the original...More

1  Thank StanMilgramOfNH
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We were on our way b ack to our loding in Narragansett after a lunch and some shopping in Pfrovidence and the road sign advertised this location. Having some spare ime and a little energy, my wife wanted to go for it--despite having no idea...More

Thank TR26
Reviewed 1 July 2017

A historic property with an amazing amount of US history to be discovered. Tour was very nice of the two mills, the guides were very knowledgeable and answered a variety of questions. Property is very nice and has a small trail to take advantage of...More

Thank Invinoveritas79
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Many do not know about Gilbert Stuart, probably our greatest portrait painter, mostly known for painting George Washington. Nice musuem, knowledgable staff. Took about 1 hour to go through it. Out of way location but good signs to get there.

1  Thank John L
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