Coventry, RI. The Major General Nathanael Greene Homestead is usually a warm weather destination, but one weekend a year is a festive holiday treat. The man himself, portrayed by Dave Loda, graces the home and regales visitors with stories of battles fought. Musicians play and sing traditional tunes and festive decor brightens the incredibly well preserved 18th century home. The National Historic Landmark, built in 1770, has seen centuries of American history. Reenactments of the raid on Spell Hall as well as Civil War events bring the entire spectrum of experiences witnessed by the Greenes to life for modern visitors. The Homestead is only one of many historic buildings in Kent County, from colonial times through the Industrial Revolution as mills took over the farmlands. With Rhode Island's size, the city of Providence, beaches and seashore are not far away for a varied holiday. In 2018, Christmas at Spell Hall runs December 8 and 9. If you enjoyed this post, please click enjoy.