Rhode Island Lost Treasure

Rhode Island lost treasure sites are listed on this page. However, I cannot promise that this information is completely accurate. As treasure tales go, because they have been passed down through many years, certain elements of the lost treasure story may have been altered, either intentionally or otherwise.

This information should be researched through other means as well. Never rely on one piece of information about a treasure story you are researching. Use multiple research tools.

Good luck! And have fun in your search for Rhode Island lost treasure.

Rhode Island Lost Treasure Sites

Block Island

This island was first settled in 1661 by the Dutch. It was used by many pirates as a base for their movements between Spain and England and the New World. Rumors of buried treasures have been circulating.

Gaspee Point

Located approximately seven miles south of Providence on the west side of Narragansett Bay. The beach in this area has been turning up small artifacts and treasures from the wreck of the British schooner Gaspee that ran aground in 1772. It was then attacked and overcome by Patriots, it was also set on fire.

The Prescott Farm

Located on route 114 in portsmouth. Built in 1710, this farm was once owned by the Overings, one of the wealthiest families in New England. The farm was also occupied by the British and General Richard Prescott. A rumor says that the General buried a large amount of gold coins somewhere on the farm. The farm was then captured in a raid by the Patriots.

Potterville Campsite

Located approximately one mile east of Potterville, on Town Farm Road. During the Revolutionary War, both the Patriots and the British used this area as their camp. Often times, many relics, and small personnal belongings can be found in these campsites. Buried caches have also been located. The reason being that the soldier wanted to protect his valuables in case of an attack. And at times, the soldier was killed, leaving the buried valuables behind.

Hog Island

Located on Conanicut Island. The famous pirate Captain William Kidd may have buried a treasure on this Island.

Pirate's Cave

Also located on Conanicut Island. Again, the pirate Captain Kidd may have buried a treasure here.

Newport Cliffs

Located south of the city of Newport. The pirate Charles Harris, remarked just before he was hanged, that he had buried a chest of treasure on the beach at the base of Newport Cliffs. In 1949, a chest of treasure was located on the beach in that area. But before the individual who found it could get back with equipment to lift the chest, a tide came in and covered the large chest again.


Somewhere in Newport is a buried treasure worth $100,000. It was buried by the pirate Thomas Tew. 

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