Established in 1709, Wickford is a quaint, historic seaside village which is home to the largest collection of owner occupied Colonial & Federal period homes in the nation. Truly a place of superlatives, also resident here is the oldest all wooden lighthouse in America, the oldest Anglican meeting house in the northeast, a mysterious 3-ton runestone with inscriptions that may date back 800 years. Wickford’s storyline covers three centuries and includes mariners, pirates, shipwrights, entrepreneurial enterprise of every stripe and everyday folk as well.
Come and discover tree-lined streets, water views, handsomely preserved 17th and 18th century homes, churches and shops. Village shopping features a variety of arts and crafts, gourmet foods, toys, specialty clothing, jewelry, garden shops, handcrafted furniture and home accessories. A number of fine eateries can be found here as well. Wickford is home to one of New England’s largest and most respected popular art festivals held each year in July and an award winning Festival of Lights in early December. Come to Wickford and experience the best the New England shoreline has to offer!
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