These 10 Rhode Island Sites Shaped American History And You Need To Visit

When it comes to colonial history, Rhode Island sometimes gets overshadowed by its neighbor to the north (we won’t name names). Nevertheless, as one of the original 13 colonies, Little Rhody has played an oversized role in American history. A visit to each of these 10 historical sites – some of them well known, some less so – will perfectly demonstrate why the Ocean State is so significant.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Love Rhode Island history? Check out these amazing old photos.