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The Old Stone Mill

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Address: Touro Park, Newport, RI 02840

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I saw this featured on a TV show so was very curious to see it in person when visiting Newport. It's several blocks uphill from the main street but I think still worth the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Overland Park, Kansas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love it here. Such a peaceful little park with this curious stone monument. Right in the middle of town, not out of the way of anything, a nice spot to visit :)

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to walk around. Unique in design. Set in a memorial park across from a beautiful old church.

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Hinckley, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was just up from our hotel we were staying at with our dog in Newport so we stumbled on it while walking her. No one is really sure if it is indeed an Old Stone Mill or something the Vikings built, but it is in remarkable shape in a beautiful little park surrounded by beautiful buildings, homes and churches.... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I saw this featured on a TV show so was very curious to see it in person when visiting Newport. It's several blocks uphill from the main street but I think still worth the time/energy to get there.

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Thank GrumpyPug
Butler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lol. I still believe that the Templars constructed this unique structure. Nice park setting with the backdrop of an old church.

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Thank Nicholas L
salt lake city, ut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This mill is in the middle of a really pretty park. Fun to look at if you are in the area. Don't go out of your way, though.

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Thank melbatoasted
St. George, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't put this hi on the list of things to see in Newport but if you are nearby you should go see it. It is an odd structure in an area of a bunch of colonial homes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Situated in a small park, the Old Stone Mill provides a quick glimpse into Newport's past. There appears to be some controversy who and when it was built, but overall it's a fun and quirky way to spend some time.

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Thank Marde L
Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

No one seems to know who built this so a stop to see the structure and read what is known makes it worth the stop. If you are driving finding a parking place off of Bellevue Ave can be a challenge so it is easier to visit if you are walking in the Thames Street area to walk up to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Nobody really knows why this was built and when. Several theories have been put forward but no one has any proof. It is interesting to walk round and see what your own thoughts are.

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