8 Amazing Field Trips Every Rhode Islander Took As A Kid...And Should Retake Now
So let’s be honest, when we Rhode Islanders really think about it, a lot of our field trips definitely involved leaving the state. Some examples of this includes the Boston Museum of Science, the MFA, and of course the Mystic Aquarium. Lucky for us there are also plenty of fantastic places right here in Little Rhody that we probably remember visiting on school trips. These 8 attractions listed here are so fantastic, they’re definitely worth going back to.
1. Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket
Slater Mill is nicknamed the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution for a reason. This textile mill helped pave the way for this important era in our nation's history.
2. Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence
Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of Rhode Island's most popular attractions with amazing events and exhibits happening throughout the year! Stroll and picnic through the beautiful park, visit the botanical center to learn about native plants, or check out the zoo to see dozens of exotic animals.
3. General Nathanael Greene Homestead, Coventry
This National Historic Landmark was built in 1770 and home to the famous war general known as Nathanael Greene. Tours are offered of the property between April and October.
4. Fort Adams State Park, Newport
This historic military barracks and state park is a breathtaking site in Newport. You can tour the fort through the Fort Adams Trust and learn more about the history of this massive structure.
5. Gilbert Stuart Birthplace, Saunderstown
The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum was home to the famous 1700s portraitist. The property is acres of gorgeous land with a working snuff mill located in Saunderstown.
6. Cliff Walk and Mansions, Newport
The 3.5 mile scenic walk culminating in historic and stunning mansions is a place most of us remember visiting in school.
7. Providence Children's Museum, Providence
This hands-on creative learning environment is located at 100 South Street in Providence. Especially geared towards young children, the museum is a memorable and exciting experience for early elementary students.
8. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol
This historic farm and museum was established in the 1700s. It serves as the perfect place to learn what life was like prior to the Industrial Revolution.
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