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Hidden Gem: Prescott Farm

Discover a Hidden Gem in Middletown that you may have driven by and never knew existed. Or maybe you have not visited this interesting spot in years. So take a little trip with Patch...we’ll show you the way.

located at 2009 West Main Road in Middletown, will take you back in time. At this beautiful picturesque country setting, which features an 1812 Robert Sherman Windmill, you will feel history come alive.

The farm offers free admission and is open to the public. Come sit at a picnic table and enjoy your lunch under the trees while you watch the ducks and geese over at the pond. Explore the many hiking trails. Take a tour.

The Newport Restoration Foundation, founded by Doris Duke, offers many programs throughout the year at Prescott Farm—from free soil testing with URI Master Gardeners Gardening to blacksmithing, open hearth cooking and, of course, those monthly Windmill Wednesdays.

Windmill Wednesday

June through October, Windmill Wednesdays run from 4 to 6 p.m. on every fourth Wednesday each month.

Tour the windmill, make the Rhode Island staple 'Johnny Cakes' from corn meal with a little sugar and salt, or try hands on corn grinding which is great fun for families. There is a $5 fee for Windmill Wednesday.

Garden tours

On the third Sunday of each month, join the garden tours of the herb and vegetable gardens. The URI Master Gardeners discuss topics on organic pest control, companion planting and native plants. There are always different subjects discussed with lots for all to learn. The Master Gardeners also offer free soil testing.

For more information

  • Throughgout the year, Prescott Farm offers hands on colonial craft workshops which include stone wall building, a blacksmith workshop and, just in time for winter, open hearth cooking.
  • Look for on the Middletown Patch calendar section regularly.
  • The Newport Restoration Foundation, founded by Doris Duke, works to preserve and maintain Prescott Farm. 
  • Click here for Prescott Farm's address, travel information, main phone number and more information.

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