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Address: 2009 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842-7963
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Feel history come alive at this charming country setting featuring an 1812...

Feel history come alive at this charming country setting featuring an 1812 windmill and other historic buildings. Feed the ducks and geese at the pond. Bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds. Visit the period kitchen and herb gardens created by Master Gardeners from University of RI. Explore the open green space and walking trails. Grounds are open daily dawn to dusk.

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Beautiful Place to spend an hour or two

Make sure you bring some bread to feed the ducks! It's a beautiful park, you can take pictures and feel like you are in Holland. There are some great little trails if you go... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
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Augusta, Maine
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108 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stopped here to view the windmill and to see what the farm was all about. Unfortunately, it's December and the farm is closed. It was also raining -- we didn't walk the trails, but they looked interesting!

Thank SeniorTravelME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Make sure you bring some bread to feed the ducks! It's a beautiful park, you can take pictures and feel like you are in Holland. There are some great little trails if you go towards the back, past the windmill, across a small little wooden bridge. Have fun!

Thank Sailorgirlmph
Clermont, United States
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

A lovely "farm" setting with a beautiful old windmill, lots of fruit trees/flowers, and a stream fed pond. The buildings had informational plaques - would have liked to have had the time to go back when the historic buildings were open. Beautiful spot for a picnic or just to mediate.

Thank Ann S
Belleville, Illinois
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159 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Really nice gardens. The old Wind Mill is awesome. You actually go inside. It is free to go here. There are nature trails & a pond.

Thank Suzann47
Rhode Island
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9 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love to see the old Wind Mill. The gardens by taken care of by the University of Rhode Island (URI) are spectacular! Wonderful place to take children, walk through the nature trails in the back and sit by the pond and feed the fish and ducks for a few moments. Breath taken. You may walk through the grounds anytime... More 

Thank senditinaletter
Murphy, North Carolina
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great place to learn more about Rhode Island and US history. Walk the grounds, look in the windmill and see the gardens. Free

Thank Larry B
New York, New York, United States
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329 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Nice Friendly farm with signage so you can self tour. Usually I've never found any of the buildings or office open but its still a nice excursion to tour. Definitely check out the Prescott Farm Website as well as the Newport Restoration website prior to going as they do have events. Additionally, you can get some wonderful background information prior... More 

Thank eminker
Middletown, Rhode Island
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92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Prescott Farm is a quiet location that is filled with history. The windmill has never been open when I have been there. Once, the small front building was open. Reading the signs provided good insights. I love to bring my kids to feed the ducks- but I agree with a previous reviewer. Occasionally there can be an aggressive goose that... More 

Thank heidi F
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

I grew up going to Prescott farms. We even retired a family goose here many years ago. I was glad to see it is still well cared for. I wanted to show it to my husband. They were servicing the windmill so we didn't get to see it all togther and working. There were no longer any small animals -... More 

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Upstate NY
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is a treasure to walk around and visit. Gardens are beautiful and well kept!! Picnic tables and walk through woods, if desired. Placards are informative and windmill is worth the visit itself. If you have a little time, go visit this beautiful place!

Thank CarolUpstateNY
NRFStaff, Marketing Assistant at Prescott Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for visit Prescott Farm and taking the time to leave a review! The 40 acres of green space are rich with history, including ties to the Revolutionary War. We hope to see you again this summer for our free Windmill Wednesday, the last Wednesday of each month through September. To stay up-to-date on what's happening at Prescott Farm,... More 

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