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Although it takes just 45 minutes to drive from one end of Rhode Island to the other, the smallest State offers more than 640km (400 miles) of coastline, broad sandy beaches, parks, cities and a wealth of historic attractions. It was also the first State to declare independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776 and the first that passed laws against slavery in 1774. Providence underwent a major facelift in the 1990s that has resulted in the renaissance of Rhode Island’s capital city. The revitalization project included the rerouting of two rivers and the building of beautifully landscaped pedestrian walkways and Venetian-style footbridges. At the hub of the project is Waterplace Park, a 1.6 hectare (4 acre) urban park that surrounds a tidal basin. The Museum of Natural History and Planetarium is one of a kind in the State, with collections containing over 24,000 archaeological and ethnographic specimens, with the focus on Native American and Pacific Island heritage. Other highlights include the RISD Museum, an art museum which houses 80,000 works of art and boasts an interesting Japanese collection; while in the adjacent city of Pawtucket, the Slater Mill Historic Site, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, is also open for tours. Newport, a top sailing spot, is an all-seasons resort offering a beautiful harbor that is rich in colonial history, as well as white beaches and some splendid scenery. Newport was the setting for the marriage of John F Kennedy to Jacqueline Bouvier and hosted the Americas Cup race for 53 years. Many of its magnificent mansions (including those built by the Vanderbilts and the Astors) are open to the public. Other sights include the Touro Synagogue, which has been restored to its former glory, and the White Horse Tavern, built in 1673 by a pirate. A summer season of jazz and folk festivals is a major part of its appeal: classical music takes center stage in July during the Newport Music Festival, while the following month sees the arrival of the Apple & Eve Newport Folk Festival. Also in August, the JVC Jazz Festival in Newport, one of the oldest and best known in the country, draws music-lovers to Fort Adams State Park. A popular excursion is the one-hour ferry trip from Point Judith to Block Island to see the National Wildlife Refuge and the magnificent 60m- (200ft-) high Mohegan Bluffs. The State’s scenic centerpiece, Narragansett Bay, is home to yachting regattas as well as a thriving fishing industry.

Group Tours

42 Locations Available in RI

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The following Group Tours are listed in order by establishment name. Click on the establishment name for additional details and contact information.

Ocean State Aqua Farm
South County
Tour of shellfish nursery system and ten to fifteen minute walk to the Aqua Farm through Potters Pond estuary in the shallows of the pond.

Olde Allen Farm/Hi-On-A-Hill Herb Farm
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Fifty-acre, seventh generation historical farm. Visit includes herb garden tour, historical apiary display garden, herb shoppe, lectures and gardening demonstrations. Refreshments available. Practical, education and beautiful!

Pezza Farms
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Family farm and greenhouses with animals on premises. Tours and farm experience available for groups.

Pippin Orchard Nurseries
Greater Providence
Nursery stock, Christmas trees, blueberry picking, flower planting.

Preservation Society of Pawtucket
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Tour award winning Greek revivals and Victorians to bungalows and triple-deckers. Guided and self-guided historical and architectural tours available.

Queen's River Kayaks
South County
Full service rental service: River trips, kayak rentals, group tours. All gear brought to waterside, and vehicle transportation included. Parking available. River adventures include: Queen's River, Wood River, and Pawcatuck River. Prices vary. Reservations required.

Rhode Island Party & Charter Boat Association
South County
An association of 57 captains and 100 mates. The association members offer fishing, cruising, sightseeing, whale watching and diving trips on Narragansett Bay and the ocean off Rhode Island, Newport & Block Island. 57 charter boats and 5 party boats throughout RI Ports.

Salisbury Farm
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Hayrides, corn maze, pick-your-own. Tours available.

Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House
Newport County
Included inside the Newport Historical Society headquarters. Built in 1730, possibly by Richard Munday, the Meeting House is the oldest of its faith in America and contains a beautiful pulpit and William Claggett clock.

Sweet Berry Farm
Newport County
Active farm offering pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and Christmas Trees. Farm Market includes produce and home-baked goods, jams and prepared foods to go.

The Colony House
Newport County
Newport's 1730 Colony House, designed by Richard Munday, was the center of activity in colonial Newport and Rhode Island. The building was the scene of many dramatic events including landmark trials, the Stamp Act Riot, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a "Fete" hosted by the French General Rochambeau for the visiting George Washington, and struggles to abolish slavery.

The Farmer's Daughter
South County
Garden club meetings, fall hayrides and pumpkin picking, school groups.

The Frerichs Farm and Greenhouses
East Bay
Free hayride in pumpkin patch, free corn maze.

The Hotel Providence
Greater Providence
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Providence's Arts and Entertainment District, The Hotel Providence is the city's first European style boutique hotel. Offering distinctive and elegant interiors, eighty deluxe guest rooms and suites, ballroom and meeting facilities, piano lounge and the nationally acclaimed restaurant, L'Epicureo.

Viking Tours of Newport
Newport County
Air-conditioned old fashioned trolleys leave from Newport Gateway Visitor's Center. Narrated sightseeing tours of colonial and restored areas, famed 10-mile Ocean Drive and fashionable Bellevue Avenue, including mansion visits.

Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House
Newport County
Built around 1697, the Wanton Lyman Hazard House is a remarkable example of early architecture and is furnished with colonial antiques. It was the home of a colonial governor, a notorious Tory sympathizer, merchants, lawyers and craftsmen, and was a site of the Stamp Act Riot of 1765. The house and its colonial garden recently underwent restoration and archaeological investigation.

Young Family Farms
Newport County
Farm stand June-Oct.; pick-your-own apples Sept.-Oct.; pick-your-own flowers July-Sept.

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