Approximately 90 minutes. Review prime land that was fire-cleared and farmed by the Narragansett Indians before there were colonies. In 1657, a group of Newporters bought Conanicut Island from the Indians for their own farms and set aside space for the Town of Jamestown. Passing a few of these farms that are still in operation, we will see some with homes dating back to the late 1600s. Located between two significant farms is the 1787 windmill that provided critical service for more than 100 years. Marvel at its early wooden gear technology compared to the modern behemoths that power communities today. Finally winding our way back to the dock along the East Shore, we will be in the neighborhood where Privateer Thomas Paine protected Pirate Captain Kidd’s buried treasure. Board our new, comfortable touring shuttle at the East Ferry Dock and relax during the ride to the windmill, while listening to descriptive narratives. Take a break for photos, a short walk or exploring the windmill. Monday through Thursday–Noon and 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday–2:00 p.m.Book Now
Artists can gather to explore Rose Island and paint "en plein air." Transportation from Fort Adams. May 2, 2020, 9:30am - 1:30pm (rain date is May 3, 2020, 9:30am - 1:30pm); $40 per artist, reserve your spot early.
Every Wednesday, take a walk with Rose Island staff and discuss nature and history. Check roseisland.org for times. Click on the Getting There button for Hop-On Hop-Off ferry tickets to Rose Island.
Welcome summer and taste some French rosé.