Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Smith-Appleby House

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Bring your kids and cameras to enjoy photos and fun at a Christmas holiday visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the historic Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI.

While Santa & Mrs. Claus pose for photos with the children and discuss their Christmas wish lists, volunteers in Colonial costumes will demonstrate hearthside cooking and present the history of the 315 year-old family farm home.

The Smith-Appleby House was built, circa 1696, as a one-room stone-ender with a loft by Elisha Smith, a grandson of John Smith The Miller, one of Roger Williams original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. Later generations of the family expanded the House to 12 rooms. 


Today, the House and grounds are a living Museum. Volunteers portraying Colonial-era characters conduct tours and demonstrations depicting life during the Revolutionary War. The historic House Museum features original furnishings, designs and exhibits and hosts public events and activities year-round. The house is headquarters to The Historical Society of Smithfield. The historic Smith-Appleby House Museum is located in Smithfield, RI, just off I-295.
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