Wickford Village

Wickford Village
Scenic Route 1A
Wickford, Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-295-5566
Tollfree: 877-295-7200
Website: http://wickfordvillage.com

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, and the oldest home built specifically for a black family in the region. 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 the unusual in 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 a Festival of Lights in early December. Come to Wickford and experience all the best that the New England shoreline has to offer.

Listing Category: Listing in Travel Guide, Listing on Web
Region: South County
Guide Category: Heritage- Historic Sites
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