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HISTORIC DISTRICTS:
Little Compton Common Historic District
Little Compton, RI

Newport Historic District
Bounded roughly by Van Zandt Ave., Farewell, Sherman, High, Thomas, Golden Hill, Thames, Marsh, and Washington Sts.
Newport, RI

STATE HISTORIC SOCIETY
www.rihs.org

HISTORIC SITES:
Arnold House
487 Great Road
Lincoln, RI

Babcock-Smith House
124 Granite St.
Westerly, RI 02891

Brick Market
Thames Street and Washington Square
Newport, RI

Casey Farm
2325 Boston Neck Road
Saunderstown, RI 02874

Commodore Oliver Perry Farm
184 Post Road
South Kingstown, RI

Fort Adams
Fort Adams State Park, RI
Fort on Newport Harbor housed soldiers from 1824 to 1950

Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead
50 Taft St.
Coventry, RI 02816
Preserved home and period furnishings. This was the Revolutionary War military leader's residence from 1774 to 1783

Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
815 Gilbert Stuart Road
Saunderstown, RI
Restored home of painter Gilbert Stuart, whose portrait of George Washington appears on the dollar bill

Gov. Stephen Hopkins House

Hammersmith Farm
Jacqueline Kennedy summered here as a child. She and John F. Kennedy held their wedding reception here

Linden Place
500 Hope St.
Bristol, RI 02809
Federal style mansion built in 1810
Filming location for:
1974 movie, "The Great Gatsby"

Newport Mansions
424 Bellevue Ave.
Newport, RI 02840
Start at the visitors center for tours of 11 sites

Old State House
Washington Square
Newport, RI
From 1776 to 1900, the Old State House served as one of Rhode Island?s two state capitols. The other was in Providence

Roger Williams National Memorial
282 N. Main St.
Providence, RI 02903
Commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island

Slater Mill Historic Site
Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(SEE PHOTO)

Touro Synagogue National Historic Site
72 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840
The oldest synagogue in the United States and the only one that survives from the colonial era

Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House
17 Broadway
Newport, RI
Built for Stephen Mumford in the 1670s, this is oldest surviving house in Newport

 

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