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Prescott Farm preserves 40 acres of open space, a tribute to the agrarian heritage of Aquidneck Island. The site is open daily from dawn to dusk for public enjoyment.

Beginning in the 1970s, Doris Duke relocated several historic buildings to the property, including an eye-catching windmill.

Preservation Properties


Prescott Farm is open to the public daily, from dawn to dusk.


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2009 West Main Road
Middletown, RI

401–846–4152 ext. 123,

The grounds are free and open to the public daily dawn to dusk.

About the Property

Prescott Farm’s landscape is typical of rural Aquidneck Island in the 18th and 19th centuries, with gentle sloping land, good soil, fields lined with stonewalls, and areas of scrub trees and brush.

Doris Duke, purchased the 40–acre farm in 1969 with the intent of preserving historic open space and creating a space for additional historic buildings rescued from imminent demolition.

This site has a history intimately tied to the American Revolution. General Prescott, commander of the British occupying force, was captured from his headquarters here at the Nichols-Overing House.

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