Whitehall Museum House

Whitehall Museum House

Middletown, RI
Public Garden, Open Days Partner-NSCDA

Whitehall is one of the earliest examples of American Georgian-style architecture having a hip roof and a Palladian style doorway. The house was built for Dean George Berkeley in 1729. Whitehall is surrounded by meadows and framed by old stone walls and aged sycamore maples. Behind the house, a new orchard has been planted having antique varieties of apple and pear and beach plums. Other fruit trees include quince, medlar, and paw paw. On the east side of the house, the herb garden includes what would have been needed for an eighteenth-century household: cooking herbs, household herbs and medicinal herbs. The gardens have been maintained since the 1950s in cooperation with The Newport Garden Club. Whitehall Museum House & Gardens are owned and maintained by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Rhode Island.

Directions: Three miles north of Newport on Berkeley Avenue, between Route 138 and Green End Avenue.

Hours: July & August, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Garden free. Museum $5

Website: www.whitehallmuseumhouse.org

 


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