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Review of The Old Stone Mill

The Old Stone Mill
Ranked #43 of 120 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is the harbor lantern, according to Menzies. We've been all over Scandinavia, Iceland, Viking areas in France and England and never seen another site like this. Is it where they left they left the crew they had to abandon?

Thank tico8
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Not sure what the mystery is? There's no actual evidence that this structure predates the 1700s. The structure is in the middle of a nice park within a fenced enclosure. There wasn't even a sign or plaque anywhere with any information. The nearby storefront museum for the grist milk was closed. Wasn't really worth the walk to get there.

Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Living in Newport there are many mystery , this is no exception , many theories surround this whether Templar or Vikings one will never know, many study's have been down as well as archeological digs around the site something's have turned up but inconclusive so the mystery and legend still survives as a local we tend to lean toward the Vikings because we have learned that they had been hear myth or legend you decide

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I love the controversy surrounding this tower, and it IS worth seeing. It is one of the oldest structures in the U.S. I walked from Thames street up and down the neighborhoods, and everything was fascinating to me - including Touro Park and this tower.

It just doesn't have enough information or explanation with it, and you there really isn't much to see.

BUT, I encourage the short walk up the hill from the main shopping area and explore.

Thank barkus1968
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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.

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