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.
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!
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.