Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum
815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown
You may know of the museum, water wheels, and mills here, but tucked into the back of the 23-acre Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum property is a lovely nature trail. Enjoy beautiful views of the 57-acre Carr Pond and streams, scenic overlooks of the marsh, stone walls, historic cemeteries, and the chance to catch a glimpse of wildlife, including dozens of bird species. You can also stay for a guided tour of the gristmill and birthplace, which are included in the admission fee. The grounds and museum are only open early May through mid- October and hours are variable, so be sure to check ahead for days and times.
Length: 1.0 mile
Difficulty: easy for kids
Dogs: to protect the fragile ecology of the grounds, please leave your dogs at home
Accessible by Public Transportation: within 1.2 miles
Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum website.