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The Newport Tower is a round stone tower located in Newport, Rhode Island. No one knows who built the 28-foot tower and no one knows why. But nearly everyone knows the legends: Its eight pillars and fieldstone cylinder are the work of far-roaming Vikings, or Chinese explorers, or Portuguese noblemen, or Knights Templar from medieval Scotland.


Winter in America: Wickford, R.I.

Wickford in the Winter

from Condé Nast Traveler

12 Reasons to Visit Newport, Rhode Island, This Summer

Newport, Rhode Island | The Lifestyle Edit #travel


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Newport, Rhode Island's Cliff Walk combines ocean views, mansions, and a rocky shore line into a 3.5 mile walk.

from Tea & Sympathy

Conkers: A British Fall tradition!

Conkers. I remember playing this until all you had was a lump of white stuff on a string! I tried everything, baking them, soaking them in vinegar and all sorts to get them to last the longest! I'm sure health and safety has sadly now stopped this kind of great kids' fun in the playground!


Coggeshall Farm, living history museum in Rhode Island

from Condé Nast Traveler

The World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Although the Providence Athenaeum is a library open to the public, it’s not one paid for with state money. Instead, this small but beautiful Greek Revival building is supported by private donors. There’s a heavy focus on Rhode Island history and authors who hail from the Ocean State, including Providence native HP Lovecraft—you'll find a new bust of the famed horror author on display, with familiar names like Guillermo del Toro on the list of benefactors.


PRINCESS REDWING was the last full blooded Narragansett in RI. She died in 1987 at the age of 92.