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Saunderstown Historic District
Gilbert Stuart Birthplace.jpg
The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace is located in Saunderstown.
Location Narragansett and North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Built 1856
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman, Other
Governing body Private
MPS North Kingstown MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 19, 1985

Saunderstown is a small village and historic district in the towns of Narragansett and North Kingstown in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States.


Saunderstown is known as the birthplace of the artist Gilbert Stuart, who is best known for painting the portrait of George Washington that is portrayed on the one-dollar bill. The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, which consists of the house in which Stuart was born, a nature trail, and a functional gristmill, is now open to the public as a museum.[2] Saunderstown is also the location of Casey Farm, an 18th-century plantation that is now a family farm. The farm grows organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers in a Community Agriculture Program. It is operated by Historic New England.[3]

Saunderstown's zip code is 02874.


Coordinates: 41°30′28″N 71°25′28″W / 41.50778°N 71.42444°W / 41.50778; -71.42444