Smith's Castle

55 Richard Smith Dr.
Wickford, RI 02852- Map It
(401) 294-3521

AAA Editor Notes

Smith's Castle, 1.5 mi. n. on US 1/Post Rd. to 55 Richard Smith Dr., is a historic house museum built in 1678 by Richard Smith Jr. Members of the prominent Updike family, which later laid out Wickford, lent prestige to the plantation when they inherited much of the property in 1692. The house has been a trading post, a slaveholding plantation and a successful dairy farm. Tours of the castle are given by docents in period costumes who interpret 4 centuries of history. Christmas at the Castle is celebrated the first weekend in December when the house is alive with music, period decorations, vendors and activities. Guided tours are available.
Guided tour $8; $4 (ages 6-12). Grounds free.
Hours: Guided tours are given Thurs.-Sun. at noon, 1, 2 and 3, June-Aug.; Fri.-Sun. at noon, 1, 2 and 3 in May and Sept. 1 to mid-Oct.; phone for appointment rest of year. Grounds open daily noon-4.