A gateway to Rhode Island, Warwick is known for its rugged coastline, seafaring history and New England charm. The town is perched on Narragansett Bay and is home to museums, windswept lighthouses and coastal trails.
Things to do in Warwick
One of Rhode Island's biggest draws is its scenic coastline dotted with sandy bays, rocky cliffs and historic lighthouses. Warwick puts you within striking distance of Goddard Memorial State Park, which is laced with nature trails popular with hikers and horseback riders. You can also hit the beach or tee off at the park’s nine-hole public golf course.
For a glimpse at Rhode Island's maritime past, head to the Warwick Neck Lighthouse. The historic lighthouse was built in 1827 to protect the boats that cruise to nearby towns like Prudence Island and Newport.
Warwick is brimming with New England charm and there's no better place to discover its pioneer past than the Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum. It was built in 1872 and has been beautifully restored to its original condition. You can also check out the Steamship Historical Society of America museum to see a colourful collection of artefacts, photos and memorabilia spotlighting engine-powered vessels.
Warwick is anchored by a lively downtown district known as Apponaug Village. It's home to Warwick's City Hall and is lined with historic buildings, where you can take a self-guided walking tour to admire its collection of architectural gems.
Getting around Warwick
Downtown Warwick is easy to get around on foot, with most sites and attractions within walking distance. Rental cars are a flexible way to explore Warwick and the Narragansett Bay region. You can also fly in via the TF Green Airport or take advantage of direct train services to downtown Providence and Boston.