A Tour of Rhode Island History at Smith's Castle
Smith's Castle is an award winning historic site and house museum where four centuries of Rhode Island history are preserved and interpreted through tours, living history reenactments, and educational programs for adults and children. Site of 1638 trading post established by Roger Williams, Rhode Island’s founder. The structure was burned in King Phillip’s War (1675), Richard Smith rebuilt, and the land flourished as the 18th century Updyke plantation. Award winning restoration reveals 17th century and 18th century construction. NEW 2020 exhibits on early Dutch trade and slave life during the plantation era. Children's tour activity and prize upon completion.
Docents in period clothing provide interpretive tours of the house at: noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.— Thursdays through Sundays in June, July, and August; Fridays through Sundays in May, September, and until Mid-October. School and group tours through November. Grounds and Museum rentals- May through December.
Grounds, Colonial gardens, and Walking trails are open year round. Leashed pets on site only.