Take a step back in time. Visit the authentically restored and furnished 1750 home of the Stuart family and learn about the life of one of America’s best-known portraitists, Gilbert Stuart.

Gilbert Stuart is widely considered to be one of America’s foremost portraitists. The unfinished portrait of George Washington was begun in 1796 and never finished; Stuart retained the portrait and used it to paint over 75 copies which he sold for $100 each.


2009 - Present
September 2014
Fall 2014 Newsletter
One hundred fifty friends of the museum gathered to celebrate the long awaited grand opening of the Welcome Center and to kick off the opening of our very first exhibit … Read More
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September 2013
Fall 2013 Newsletter
Another dam problem After some heavy rains this summer, we noticed that one of the gates in the big dam had sprung a good-sized leak… Read More
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April 2013
Spring 2013 Newsletter
Artist Shirley Bell, sister of Gilbert Stuart Museum President Dan Bell, has agreed to serve as the Honorary Chair of the Museum’s “Paint the Town Red!” August 9, 2013 gala… Read More
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September 2012
Fall 2012 Newsletter
This past May, one hundred sixty-four seventh graders from Davisville Middle School spent two days at the Museum learning with hands-on activities in the picturesque environment… Read More
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April 2012
Spring 2012 Newsletter
Visitors to the Gilbert Stuart Museum may have noticed two new bat houses near the Mill Pond. These bat houses were made and installed by Girl Scout Kelsey Brown of North Kingstown Troop… Read More
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September 2011
Fall 2011 Newsletter
GUBERNATORIAL PROCLAMATION! December 3, 2011 is declared Gilbert Stuart Day… Read More
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April 2011
Spring 2011 Newsletter
The Board of Trustees of the Gilbert Stuart Museum will ask Governor Chafee and the Rhode Island General Assembly to declare Gilbert Stuart’s birthday, December 3rd, Rhode Island Gilbert Stuart… Read More
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September 2010
Fall 2010 Newsletter
As a visitor to the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace strolls for the first time along a shady wooded path following the curves of the old Mettatuxet River, his imagination takes him back… Read More
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April 2010
Spring 2010 Newsletter
We knew that the floors in the 260-year-old Birthplace were a bit crooked, but would they support a busload of tourists? Would the roof last another year? Read More
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September 2009
Fall 2009 Newsletter
“Graveyards of North Kingstown”, published in 1992 by Althea McAleer and others, contains a listing of the names and locations of over 170 historic cemeteries in North Kingstown… Read More
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March 2009
Spring 2009 Newsletter
Susan Letendre of North Kingstown began her Seven Story Market selling wares from south of the border. The basic premise of her… Read More
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August 29th
Committee and Museum Opening Visitors
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