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Rose Island Lighthouse image
(Range: 1 mile)
The story of the Rose Island lighthouse begins in the mid-1860’s at a time when the state of Rhode Island was growing and shipping traffic was increasing on Narragansett bay. Steamship companies were building up during this time ferrying passengers and freight in the bay between Newport, New York and Boston. As a result, a request to construct a lighthouse on Rose Island was made and in 1869 construction began to build Rose Island light at a cost reported to be $7,500.  (Curated content from roseisland.org)
Watson Farm image
Jamestown, RI
(Range: 1 mile)
Before European settlement, the Narragansett tribe occupied Conanicut Island, clearing the land and planting crops. The resulting grasslands attracted colonial farmers for pasturing their sheep and cattle. In 1789 Job Watson purchased a piece of this rich farmland, and for the next two centuries five successive generations of the Watson family cultivated it. Explore this 265-acre property, which today is a working family farm. (Curated content from www.historicnewengland.org)
Fort Wetherill State Park image
Jamestown, RI
(Range: 1 mile)
Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Known for its spectacular view of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Fort Wetherill has been a popular sight for viewing the numerous Tall Ship Events and America’s Cup Races. The area is also a major attraction for scuba diving, with Diving Clubs from New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island using the facilities at the boat ramp year round. (Curated content from www.riparks.com)
Fort Adams State Park image
(Range: 2 miles)
The massive fortress standing guard at the entrance to Narragansett Bay is not the only fortification at Fort Adams State Park. From pre-revolutionary earthen cannon emplacements through the WWII command center, learn more about the History of the Fortress once called “The Rock on Which the Storm Shall Beat”. (Curated content from fortadams.org)
Hunter House image
(Range: 2 miles)
Hunter House is one of the finest examples of Georgian Colonial architecture from Newport's 'golden age' in the mid-18th century. (Curated content from www.newportmansions.org)
Casey Farm image
(Range: 2 miles)
Located near Newport, Casey Farm had access to goods imported from England, enabling its early owners to live fashionably. The region’s economy was tied to the slave trade, and this plantation was one of several in the region supplying plantations in the South and the West Indies. By 1755, one out of every three Rhode Island residents was enslaved, most of them in the South County region where Casey Farm is located. Starting in the mid-nineteenth century, the Casey family leased the property to tenant farmers but retained two rooms in the house for their own occasional summer use. (Curated content from www.historicnewengland.org)
Newport Sailing School and Tours image
(Range: 2 miles)
Join us for a Sailing Tour of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, and view all the famous points of interest. We at Newport Sailing would like to introduce you to the very finest in Sailing Tours and Instruction. For over 50 years, we have introduced to thousands of people the thrill of “pure” sailing in Newport, Rhode Island, the “Sailing Capital of the World”! (Curated content from www.newportsailing.com)
Beavertail Lighthouse Museum image
Jamestown, RI
(Range: 3 miles)
Located on the southernmost tip of Jamestown, Rhode Island, the Beavertail Lighthouse museum features a collection of information, artifacts, and conversation about the history and site of the third-oldest lighthouse in North America. Come and enjoy New England hospitality as you engage with lighthouse history and with interesting elements of Narragansett Bay’s maritime science, technology, art, and culture. Visit our gift shop, and spend some time in the spectacular Beavertail State Park adjoining the lighthouse site. (Curated content from www.beavertaillight.org)
Bowen's Wharf image
(Range: 3 miles)
Sailmaker’s shops, sail-drying lofts, and a whole array of buildings that were essential for a busy maritime wharf are what you’ll find on historic Bowen’s Wharf. Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to our beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen’s Wharf is the anchor of Newport! (Curated content from bowenswharf.com)
Brenton Point State Park image
(Range: 3 miles)
Occupying the former grounds of one of Newport's grandest estates, Brenton Point State Park affords its visitors one of the most commanding and spectacular views on the East Coast. (Curated content from www.riparks.com)
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