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Gilbert Stuart Museum

815 Gilbert Stuart Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02874-2911
+1 401-294-3001
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Great tour, cold reception

This is a very interesting place for folks interested in early America. The tour guide was highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Concord, New Hampshire
Serendipitous pleasure

We were on our way b ack to our loding in Narragansett after a lunch and some shopping in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dayton, Ohio, United States
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Birthplace of George Washington's foremost portraitist. Located on 23 acres, the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum contains the authentically restored and furnished 1750home and snuff mill where Gilbert Stuart was born. The Museum has the working Stuart snuff mill, an operating gristmill, fish ladder, millpond, nature trails, and colonial herb garden. Our handicapped accessible art gallery contains original works by Stuart, his daughter Jane Stuart, and changing exhibitions of notable Rhode Island Masters.
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815 Gilbert Stuart Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02874-2911
+1 401-294-3001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting place for folks interested in early America. The tour guide was highly informative and clearly passionate. He was truly great and makes the trip worthwhile. The buildings and mill operations are very well maintained and have many of the original...More

Thank StanMilgramOfNH
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way b ack to our loding in Narragansett after a lunch and some shopping in Pfrovidence and the road sign advertised this location. Having some spare ime and a little energy, my wife wanted to go for it--despite having no idea...More

Thank TR26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A historic property with an amazing amount of US history to be discovered. Tour was very nice of the two mills, the guides were very knowledgeable and answered a variety of questions. Property is very nice and has a small trail to take advantage of...More

Thank Invinoveritas79
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Many do not know about Gilbert Stuart, probably our greatest portrait painter, mostly known for painting George Washington. Nice musuem, knowledgable staff. Took about 1 hour to go through it. Out of way location but good signs to get there.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Excellent combination of a small modern gallery featuring Gilbert Stuart and related paintings, fully renovated and working mills with water wheels, and grounds with gardens and nature walks. You can even rent row boats and go fishing. Lovely place.

Thank Thor J
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Open from mid April thru September for guided tours thru the Birthplace. The Gallery has many original paintings by Gilbert Stuart. Stuart's most famous paintings were of George Washington....the picture of Washington on the One Dollar bill was drawn by Gilbert Stuart. When visiting RI...this...More

Thank Curtis G
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Gilbert Stuart museum and birthplace consists of three buildings. There is a small art museum at the visitors center/ gift shop that has about a dozen paintings by Gilbert and Jane Stuart. Docents give tours of the two adjacent gristmills on the property. The...More

Thank Tastebud80
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The guided tour here was excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour for just the two of us. He really gave a good understanding of the man behind all of those famous portraits. It's small and compact in a lovely setting....More

Thank Standby_Gladiator
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit this small museum and mill on a cloudy day and we are glad we did. The museum, while not large, has some great paintings by Gilbert and his daughter, Jane. The managers and young tour women were just terrific. They took...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Birthplace of the American portrait painter is full of history and a great spring to fall destination. Gilbert Stuart painted the best likeness of George Washington. A hidden gem with a new gallery with changing exhibits. Jane Stuart's work is on exhibit now into October.

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Gilbert_Stuart, Executive Director at Gilbert Stuart Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for visiting!

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