A Bridge to the Future for Heritage Breeds
Swiss Village is one of the coolest Newport RI attractions I can think of. Unfortunately, it isn't open to the public.
Once a year, on Visitor's Day, is the only chance you'll get to visit the property. So if you haven't been yet, make sure you keep an eye on our Events Calendar. As soon as I know the date, I'll post it there.
After changing ownership a few times after James' death in 1941, the SVF opened here in 2002. The mission of SVF Foundation is "to preserve germplasm (embryos, semen and genetic material) of rare and endangered breeds of livestock."
I wish I could've been there to see this beautiful property. Fortunately, my mother and cousin were there for Visitor's Day and my mother got some great shots like the ones below...
The Bull Barn has been reconstructed into a state-of-the art clinic where embryos are collected each week from sheeps and goats.
The quaint cottage below was originally a slaughterhouse where the farm's meat products were processed and cured. The small attached octagonal structure was the smokehouse.
If you'd like to see more photos of SVF, check out our Facebook Fan page to see the gallery from Visitor's Day.
152 Harrison Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
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