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Experience Providence RI, Your New Favorite Place to Play
    See What's Great About the Ocean State!

Experience RI is  a family-owned business started by brothers who grew up in Rhode Island. They love people and love Rhode Island.  They will show you the cuisine, culture, people, sights, and stories that make this such a special place, and they have brought together the very best of Rhode Island.  For more information on the tours offered visit their website, ExperienceRI.Com.  Tours leave from the Visitor Information Center located on the lower level of the RI Convention Center.

 

  Marble House

Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt and the home of ACBL Hall of Fame member Harold Vanderbuilt who is recognized af the inventor of contract bridge.  It was a summer "cottage", as Newporters called them in remembrance of the modest houses of the early 19th century.    But Marble House was much more; it was a social and architectural landmark that set the pace for Newport's subsequent transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent stone palaces.

 

   DePasquale Square, Atwells Ave

If Garibaldi Park and the Gateway Arch are the welcoming arms of Federal Hill, DePasquale Square is its beating heart. The quatrefoil fountain and wide plaza are part of the Federal Hill revitalization effort.  Enjoy authentic Italian cusine while dining outside served by the many local restaurants and listen to the free live entertainment.   

 

    RI School of Design Museum

The RISD Museum was founded on the belief that art, artists, and the institutions that support them play pivotal roles in promoting broad civic engagement and creating more open societies.  It is recognized as one of the best museums in the country.

Established in 1877 as part of a vibrant creative community, the RISD Museum stewards works of art representing diverse cultures from ancient times to the present. We interpret our collection with the focus on the maker and we deeply engage with art and artists, presenting ideas and perspectives that can be inspiring and complex. We aspire to create an accessible and inclusive environment that builds meaningful relationships across all communities.

 

  Narragansett Bay Lighthouse Tour

The Narragansett Bay Lighthouse Tour is a 90-minute cruise showcasing some of Rhode Island’s most beautiful lighthouses. Your captain will take you throughout Narragansett Bay bringing you up close and personal to these historic landmarks.  This truly is a one-of-a-kind cruise that you will remember forever.  Enjoy the beauty of Narraganset Bay and Newport Harbor during this narrated tour.  Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars!