Take a step back in time. Visit the authentically restored and furnished 1750 home of the Stuart family and learn about the life of one of America’s best-known portraitists, Gilbert Stuart. (Curated content from gilbertstuartmuseum.org)
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)
The Ski Area is operational early December through late March and the Snow Tubing Park opens later into December through March. We make our own winter happen at Yawgoo with 100% snow-making. Our Water Park operates mid-June through Labor day for those hot Rhode Island Summer days! (Curated content from yawgoo.com)
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)
Founded in 1892, South County's oldest museum houses more than 15,000 archaeological and ethnological objects from around the world. Changing exhibits in the period Southwest Mission-style gallery explore two million years of world culture...and more! (Curated content from peacedalemuseum.org)
Come visit the South County Museum, where Rhode Island’s coastal legacy has been celebrated since 1933. Here you can explore a rich heritage of the local rural and coastal life. Our beautiful eight-acre campus is located on a 174-acre town park that was once the 19th-century estate of Rhode Island’s Civil War-era governor and postwar senator, William Sprague IV.
(Curated content from www.southcountymuseum.org)
Picturesque streets, one-of-a-kind shops, and restaurants nestled among Colonial and Federal-period homes – Wickford Village is the hidden gem of Rhode Island.
Explore galleries, antique shops, and boutique stores as boats float past in the harbor. Relax at a waterfront cafe or restaurant. Take a carriage ride down Main Street, or rent a paddleboard or kayak to reconnect with nature. (Curated content from wickfordvillage.org)
Lighthouse Sightseeing Cruises on Narragansett Bay: 10 Lighthouses, 10 Islands, and all of Newport Harbor, all in one amazing trip. (Curated content from www.fastferry.com)
Paddling is great exercise, offers an escape from the stresses of daily life, allows you to see the world from a different vantage point, and is just plain fun. Our on-water programs offer an array of possibilities for everyone to get involved in the sport. Whether you rent a kayak for a few hours, join a guided tour or participate in an instructional program, our goal is to make it a memorable day on the water. (Curated content from www.kayakcentre.com)
Narragansett Town Beach is a classic New England Saltwater Coastal Beach front that offers some of the best, cleanest and accessible beach conditions for the residents and visitors in New England with attendance up to 5,000 patrons per day. Located in the center of town, the beach offers ample parking in the North, South, West and Cabana parking areas along with food, restrooms, first-aid office, surfing area and a beautiful sandy beachfront. (Curated content from www.narragansettri.gov)