Hosted by volunteer historians in Colonial costume, the events offer a festive opportunity to visit and tour the home — originally built circa 1696 as a one-room stone-ender with loft by Elisha Smith, grandson of John Smith “The Miller,” one of Roger Williams’ original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. Expanded by later generations of the family to 12 rooms, today it’s one of only a few 17th century houses remaining in the state and features original furnishings, designs and exhibits.
The Colonial Holiday Open House Days schedule is:
• Dec. 18, Sunday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
• Dec. 23, Friday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
• Dec. 31, Saturday, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
• Jan. 7, Saturday, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
• Jan. 14, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The schedule is weather permitting. In case of snow, call 401-487-2473 to confirm Open House hours. There is a $5 donation for adults and children are free. No reservations are needed.
The House is located just off I-295 (Exit 8-B) at 220 Stillwater Road in Smithfield, RI.
The House is headquarters to The Historical Society of Smithfield. For more information, visit the Smith-Appleby House website at http://www.smithapplebyhouse.org. Follow the House on Facebook at http://facebook.com/
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Historic 17th-century Colonial House Museum. Events & tours year-round. Available for school, group & private events & tours. Historical Society of Smithfield.