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Fantastic Umbrella Factory

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Address: 4820 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI 02813-1817
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+1 401-364-6616
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Converted barns which now house shops of local craftspeople.

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Fantastic Umbrella Factory

This is a really an outdoor artisan mall with free roaming chickens. We chatted with a couple of goats and Emu! Artwork is everywhere to enjoy. The staff at the Small Axe Cafe... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rosemary R
Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really an outdoor artisan mall with free roaming chickens. We chatted with a couple of goats and Emu! Artwork is everywhere to enjoy. The staff at the Small Axe Cafe were great as was our lunch. So much to see, view their website for more info.

Thank Rosemary R
new jersey
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189 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our weekend in Newport. This place is small but cute. Nice little shops and atmosphere

Thank wannatravelnow
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
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135 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Fantastic Umbrella Factory has been an attraction in South County for as many years as I can remember. I've been there many times over the years, honestly don't see anything fantastic about it, and it's not a factory... I'm not sure if they even sell umbrellas? It's an OK place to visit on a nice day with good weather.... More 

Thank Timothy G
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86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

a little magical spot in Charlestown. Worth a visit. Stores seem to change yearly but very worth a visit. Gardens are beautiful

Thank Fred454
Georgetown, Texas
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105 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place by accident. Really cute shops and nice place to walk around. There's a cafe, though we didn't try it. There's 3 emus, some goats and chickens for the kids and a chalk path for the kids to draw on. Great stopping off place mif you're in the area.

Thank Lynne P
Worcester, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Fantastic Umbrella Factory has it all--gorgeous exotic plants, healthy and varied garden plants, beautiful hanging baskets--and that's only the greenhouse area. Throughout the complex, are little buildings with shops which sell souvenirs, clothing, food, locally crafted tee shirts, and a coop of local crafters' wares. Then there are goats, emus, chickens and ducks in pens, and a bamboo forest... More 

Thank lorart_123
Coventry, Rhode Island
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1,834 reviews
429 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

a different kind of shopping expererience that you and the entire family will enjoy. multiple shops, a restaurant,neat grounds to walk around. shops that are upstairs are not for the handicapped as they are high wooding stairs. but the shops downstairs and there are quite a few are great for anyone. a neat place for a few hours of fun.

Thank Barry N
New Haven, Connecticut
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177 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

many of the quaint shoppes were closed mid November but we were not impressed with what was open. it looked like the garden and landscaping would be enjoyable in the other seasons, and maybe some of the other shops that were closed might have offered more

Thank bster48
Plano, Texas
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

A collection of funky shops filled with hippie clothing, jewelry, candles, gorgeous crafts. A walk through a bamboo forest with a surprise clearing. Unique chickens, emus with gurgling cries. A café and a general store. All in all, this was a relaxing, fun way to spend several hours.

Thank Meg B
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Been there before - WOW. It took me back to when I was in college in Boston with mini skirts and weed. Weather was great. It was a beautiful day in the 70's and sunny.

Thank Vicky F

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