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“mystery”
Review of The Old Stone Mill

The Old Stone Mill
Ranked #38 of 110 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Baltimore, Maryland
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85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“mystery”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The old stone mill, also low as the Newport Tower is an interesting structure with a mysterious past. It was built on land that belonged to Benedict Arnold, and in 1677 he referred to it as "my stone build wind-mill", but there is also evidence that the structure was never a windmill. Some think the Templars built it, and some think vikings built it. It is a beautiful structure, set in a small park. It's a nice place for a walk and to look at the tower and try to solve the mystery. At night, there are lights to illuminate the tower.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Rochester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredible!”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

The Newport Tower, or Old Stone Mill, is an incredible structure. Regardless of which theory you believe on the creators of the tower, it has amazing astronomical alignments and other hidden treasures buried in the stonework. My wife and I went to the tower for the Winter Solstice events. Early in the morning, Newport Tower Museum curator, Jim Egan, was on site to provide wonderful information. I would also highly suggest visiting his museum during your visit. This impressive stone structure is a free attraction and well worth visiting.

Visited December 2013
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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259 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Beautiful stone whatever it is!”
Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

In the park across from Newport Art Museum. I can see where it could have been a wind mill, and was probably built a couple centuries ago, Not a thousand years ago, but who knows? It's a beautiful structure and it's free to look at! Enjoy.

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Newport, Rhode Island USA
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95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Benedict Arnold was more than a Traitor”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

To walk in and around this mystical and oft misunderstood structure of history of the early United States is one that must be experienced. Take a leisurely stroll throughout the grounds and then visit the Touro Park Cemetery to read the headstones of the Revolutionary time period residents of Newport.

Visited August 2013
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Ocean, New Jersey, United States
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149 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Mill or Tower?”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

This park was located down the street from our B&B, so we just happened upon it. The park itself is lovely and the structure impressive, whatever origin you wish to believe it has.

Visited August 2013
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