Charming 18th Century colonial with stunning water views of the Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bridge. Located within the Bristol Ferry neighborhood, this quiet residential road that slopes down towards the water's edge is rich in history and was once a thriving community due to the Bristol Ferry Landing. First established in 1714, Bristol Ferry eventually developed into a bustling wharf with stores, a hotel, and a railroad station. This dutch colonial is one of the last remaining remnants of Bristol Ferry Common's heyday and has many stories to tell. Originally built in the 1750s, it served during the revolutionary war as the hiding place of French General Marquis De Lafayette, and later functioned as a schoolhouse. Today, it has kept most of its original features and is one of the last surviving examples of an 18th-century Dutch Colonial. Recently updated the last few years with a new roof in 2018, modern septic installed in 2011, structural work was completed in 2018, and a large two-car garage was constructed in 2019. Also, just steps down the street, Portsmouth recently opened Mount Hope Park that offers beach access, a mooring field, and sweeping views of the Mt. Hope Bridge and Bay. Conveniently situated within a 5-minute drive to downtown Bristol and 9 miles to Newport. This is a unique opportunity to buy a rare jewel of a home within a quiet community, and one of the last houses still standing as a testament to Bristol Ferry Common's past importance.