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Mysterious Mill

This structure is located in a pleasant park away from the traffic and noise, across the street... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul S
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
Stone structure in a park, yawn

This is literally a stone structure in a small park. No plaque to denote any history.Only after... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EPD367
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Touro Park, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This structure is located in a pleasant park away from the traffic and noise, across the street from the Newport Museum. It's apparently part of an old mill structure but there's been conjecture that it was built by Vikings visiting long before Columbus or by...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is literally a stone structure in a small park. No plaque to denote any history.Only after returning home did I look this up and discovery that nobody REALLY even knows the truth behind who built this, when, and for what use. Maybe the parks...More

Thank EPD367
Reviewed 12 May 2017

It has been featured on tv. The History channel did a great piece on the hisory behind this structure. Dates back to the Mason era. There is a spot inside the structure that the sun hits at a special time of day. If you like...More

1  Thank donnaa855
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Quite possibly the most well-known landmark in Newport, this historic arched-stone structure is situated in a lovely park downtown. That is something we noticed about Newport, and that is that despite the close proximity of buildings throughout the historic seaport, there are a remarkable number...More

1  Thank ragtop_rider
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The Old Stone Mill was a structure that I was very interested in seeing on my visit to Newport. It has a cylindrical, rough hewn appearance and many stories regarding its origin, which is probably the biggest appeal when visiting this site. It sits in...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 5 December 2016

There are some intriguing stories of this structure, but the mystery remains. There is a small museum nearby where some of the historical details can be learned. It was a bit of a hike from the Wyndham Onshore, but doable even for old folks.

2  Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 :)

Thank Jaque R
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank lillbulldog
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank GrumpyPug
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