The Nation’s Oldest Indoor Mall Is Here In Rhode Island

These days, we hear a lot about malls closing down – but what we think of as malls tends to be a big ugly concrete box. Most people don’t realize that the history of malls in America goes back much further than the 90s mall heydey – and not all malls look like what we envision. Even fewer people know that the very first enclosed shopping mall in America was built right here in Rhode Island!

Have you been to the oldest indoor shopping mall in the nation? We’d love to know!

Fascinated by Rhode Island history? Read about the mysterious door that hasn’t been opened in decades.