The Oldest Shopping Mall In America Is Right Here In Rhode Island And It’s Incredible

When we think of malls, a certain vision comes to mind. It tends to include big anchor stores, a bubbling fountain, and a food court of some kind. The oldest shopping mall is right here in Rhode Island and it is quite unique. From its quirky shops to stunning architecture, this indoor mall is quite a sight to behold.

Many Rhode Islanders have memories of visiting, during the holidays especially. This mall has been through its ups and downs including some temporary closures along the way. But for the past 5 years, this historic site has been open for business and attracting crowds like it did in the good old days.

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:

Have you ever been to stroll through the oldest shopping mall in America? What is your favorite store at the arcade?

You’ll also want to check out this other kind of arcade that is the oldest in America, located right Burrillville, Rhode Island.