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Nathanael Greene Homestead – Coventry

  • Major General Nathanael Greene Homestead
  • Taft Street, Coventry, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°41’38.98″N, 71°32’39.51″W
  • Last Time Hiked: August 23, 2014
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.5 miles
  • Easy with slight elevation.

 

On this property behind the homestead there is a small network of trails that run along and near the Pawtuxet River from the Washington Secondary Trail to a small peninsula. There is a spot to view the Anthony Trellis Bridge as well as the Clairiant Falls along the river. The falls are a manmade dam that once served a large mill building across the river. To access the trails follow the driveway to the right of the homestead. There is an opening in the stone wall here. Follow the path to the cemetery. There is an opening in the stone wall to the left of the cemetery. This is the access point to the trails. As for the homestead itself, there is a vast amount of history here. Nathanael Greene was second in command to George Washington during the American Revolution. The homestead, built by Nathanael, dates back to 1770. It remained in the Greene family for several generations. Today it is a museum. There is an admission fee for the museum. Call 401-821-8630 for hours. The cemetery on the property is that of the Greene family. Nathanael, however, is not buried here. The site also hosts a reenactment of an American Revolution battle the weekend after Mothers Day each year.

I did not find a trail map on-line.

Nathanael Greene Homestead

Nathanael Greene Homestead

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