Newport, Rhode Island: Mysterious Viking Tower Team Field Report

Touro Park

25 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
Downtown. In Touro Park, just east of the north end of Bellevue Ave., between Pelham and Mill Sts.
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Mystery tower.

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... Report...

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Mysterious Viking Tower

There is really no mystery - it's a 17th century windmill. The evidence is overwhelming. But it's still worth a visit!

[Jeffwagg, 06/14/2017]

Viking tower.

Mysterious Viking Tower

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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