Newport, Rhode Island: Mysterious Viking Tower

Did stone-stacking Vikings erect this tower, thus making it the oldest building in America? Not counting anything built by the Indians, of course...

Truro Park

Address:
25 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
Directions:
Downtown. In Truro Park, just east of the north end of Bellevue Ave., between Pelham and Mill Sts.
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Thought you would like a picture of Newport's Mysterious Viking Tower. My sister and two cousins were in Newport and we wanted to see the Tower, which we found on your website. It's in a very nice, manicured park.

Parking is tight but it's worth riding around until you find a parking spot.

[Donna Capozzi, 10/20/2008]

A quick recap of who built the Tower, according to various theories: Vikings (1120 AD), Knights Templar (1398), Chinese (1421), Portuguese (1501), English (1583), colonists (1600s). The last time we visited the Tower it was besieged by trench-digging archeologists, so there may be more theories to come!

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