9 Top Attractions in Rhode Island for History Lovers


Welcome to Rhode Island, the smallest state in the US but one of the richest in history. 

Visit the most famous mansion in Newport, built by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1895 .

The Breakers 


Explore the elegant summer residence of coal magnate Edward Berwind, completed in 1901.

The Elms 


Enjoy the scenic views of the ocean and the mansions along this 3.5-mile public walkway.

Cliff Walk 


Learn about the military history of this fort, which dates back to the 18th century 

Fort Adams 


Admire the lavish architecture and decor of this mansion, inspired by the Palace of Versailles.

Marble House 


Discover the stories and artifacts of Newport’s past, from colonial times to the present.

Museum of Newport History 


See the stunning ballroom and gardens of this mansion, which hosted many social events and movies.



Visit the oldest synagogue in America, built in 1763 and a symbol of religious freedom.

Touro Synagogue 


Experience the magic of this public art installation, featuring bonfires on the river. 

WaterFire Providence 


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