The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum in Rhode Island is considered as one of the state?s finest attractions. It offers not only a more intimate glimpse into the famous portrait?s life but also a more in-depth understanding of early industrial living.
The Gilbert Stuart Museum features the beautifully restored and refurbished 1750 property of artist as well as the snuff mill that the family had owned. While exploring the museum, you?ll learn not only about the works and personal life of Gilbert Stuart but also how people in the 1700?s lived. You?ll be introduced to the use of waterwheels and how the Hammond Gristmill, which is two and a half centuries old, can ground corn.
Outdoors, there are also various woodland trails, herb gardens, and the 57-acre Carr Pond to explore, wherein visitors may fish or rent rowboats for a more serene experience.
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