Historic House Tours & Demonstrations at the Smith-Appleby House
Historical reenactors will host house tours and demonstrations of daily living in the 18th century at the landmark Smith-Appleby House Museum on Saturday, June 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Smithfield, RI.
The Smith-Appleby House was originally built circa 1696 as a one-room stone-ender with a loft by Elisha Smith, the 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. Expanded by later generations of the family to 12 rooms, today the House is one of a few remaining 17th century houses in Rhode Island.
On the tours, hosted volunteer historians in Colonial costume, visitors will visit each room, learn about the 316-year history and architecture of the home; hear stories about the Smith-Appleby family and 18th century living in RI; watch demonstrations; examine period furnishings, clothing and household items; and sample hearth-baked goods.
There is a $5 donation for adults and children are free. No reservations are needed.
The House is located just off I-295 (Exit 8-B) at 220 Stillwater Road in Smithfield, RI. It is headquarters to The Historical Society of Smithfield.
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