Rhode Island Essential Info

Overview

For being the smallest state, Rhode Island is jam-packed with rad stuff to do! From the Newport Cliffwalk, which takes visitors past gorgeous ocean views and even more gorgeous mansions to the sublime shores of Misquamicut State Beach, Rhode Island is full of incredible history and spectacular scenery that make it more than just the smallest state.

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May-Jun, Sep-Nov

Fun Facts

  1. Newport, Rhode Island, is where the first British troops sent from England to squash the revolution landed.
  2. The first female newspaper editor in the United States Ann Smith Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s sister-in-law, is from Rhode Island.
  3. The first motion picture machine was patented in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1867.
  4. Rhode Island is one of two states with no county government.
  5. The oldest operating tavern in the United States, White Horse Tavern which was built in 1673, can be found in Rhode Island.

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