2018 Events (in a List format) *see also our calendar

Tour of Rhode Island History (Opening Weekend Event) 

Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th 12-4pm

The Castle will be host to historical sites, societies, and organizations throughout the weekend which will display information about their upcoming season of activities. Rhode Island author's Loren Spears and Gerald Carbone will speak on the indigenous use of the land and wampum, and the Revolutionary  War era in the state.  Tours and tales of historic Smith's Castle with our docents and the Caretakers of History from the Rocky Hill School will be available. The Rhode Island Pirate Players will provide family entertainment and firearms demonstrations. Colonial games form children and face painting will also be available. 

In addition, the Patriot Fife and Drum Corp will perform songs from the period throughout the weekend, culminating in a concert on Sunday afternoon. Reenactors from Rhode Island's historic military units will also be at hand, as well as colonial craftsman and vendors from throughout New England. 

 ADMISSION: $8/adult  $3 for children, under 5 are free, family cap of $20. 


The following organizations will participate:

-The Varnum Continentals

- The Rhode Island Pirate Players

-Patriot Fife & Drum Corp

-Scituate Hunters (tentative)

-Pawtuxet Rangers


Artisans/Reenactor crafts:


Steinhegen Pottery

The Tin Man

Big Bear Trading Co.

JoAnne Butler- books

Lisa DeMay-Pirate shirts


Historical Societies:


Historic New England

East Greenwich Historical Society

Stephen Hopkins House

Rhode Island Historical Society

Rhode Island Genealogy Society





1:00-:1:30 Rhode Island Pirate Players firearm demonstration

1:30-2:00 Mock Court-Smith's Castle

2:00- 2:30 Gerald Carbone: Revolutionary War Heroes of RI

3:00-3:30 Shanty Sing- The Rhode Island Pirate Players



12:30-1:00 Play by the children from Rocky Hill School 

1:00-1:30 Talk on Wampum by Loren Spears

1:45-2:30 Performance by the Patriot Fife and Drum Duo

2:45-3:15 Firearms Demonstration 

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