When traveling in New England, one of the villages in Rhode Island, called North Kingstown, is home to Smith's Castle, which has also been designated as an Historic landmark. This castle was built in 1678 and in 1993 was also designated as the Cocumscussoc Archeological Site because of numerous relics and objet d'arts found in the area. This building is actually a replacement from the original 1637 building that was demolished during the King Phillip's War by the Narragansett Indians, and was the initial trading post ran by Roger Williams.
Smith's Castle was later sold to Richard Smith, along with the land around it, and this is when the house was named and enlarged and designated as a castle. During the King Phillips war, it was home to the Massachusetts and Connecticut militias, and over 40 soldiers are buried on the grounds. In addition, it's famous for the only episode of a person being hanged for treason in America in 1676.
As visitors tour the home, guided by docents wearing authentic costumes from the mid-1600's they will enjoy seeing authentic artifacts in the library including the desk of Beriah Brown ( the Sheriff during the mid 1700s), the waistcoat and cane of Daniel Updike, who was the Rhode Island Attorney General during the early to mid 1700's.
The museum shop at the Smith's Castle allows visitors to purchase memorabilia and other souvenirs from this wonderful house. Take some time while traveling around Rhode Island to visit this great historic home.