Summer is the perfect time to enjoy all that the Ocean State has to offer. We love the Rhody Ramble, which features a year-round calendar, connecting families with authentic local places. Now in its fourth year, the program features a calendar filled with events, tours and programs designed for children and their families at 29 historic places. The participating sites are all members of the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island, led by statewide advocate Preserve Rhode Island.
Led by cartoon mascot Rhody the Rooster, the Rhody Ramble helps families connect with historic Rhode Island places – from oceanfront mansions to historic farms – and enjoy fun, low cost events in their community. Events include outdoor festivals, music concerts, hands-on activities, story times, walking tours, and museum scavenger hunts. A complete calendar of events is at www.RhodyRamble.org.
Families can sign up to receive monthly emails with upcoming events at www.RhodyRamble.org/Register. This also automatically enters them into drawings for tickets and other prizes. Printed brochures featuring a map of all the participating places are available at member sites, as well as at visitors centers throughout the state. The Rhody Ramble is on Facebook and on Twitter @RhodyRamble.
In 2015, four new sites joined the Rhody Ramble. Beavertail Lighthouse (Jamestown), Coggeshall Farm Museum (Bristol), Hearthside House (Lincoln), and Touro Synagogue (Newport) expand the varied offerings of the program which provides families a chance to engage in hands-on experiences together.
Tours and events are offered at these participating Rhody Ramble sites:
- Arnold House, Lincoln
- Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown
- Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, Bristol
- Brick Market Museum, Newport
- Casey Farm, Saunderstown
- Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol
- Fort Adams, Newport
- Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum, Saunderstown
- Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, Providence
- Green Animals Topiary Garden, Portsmouth
- Hearthside House, Lincoln
- John Brown House, Providence
- Linden Place Museum, Bristol
- Mount Hope Farm, Bristol
- Museum of Natural History & Planetarium, Providence
- Museum of Work & Culture, Woonsocket
- Newport History Walking Tours, Newport
- Old Washington County Jail, Kingston
- Paine House, Coventry
- Prescott Farm, Middletown
- Roger Williams National Memorial, Providence
- Slater Mill, Pawtucket
- Smith’s Castle, Wickford
- Smith-Appleby House Museum, Smithfield
- The Breakers, Newport
- The Providence Athenaeum, Providence
- Touro Synagogue, Newport
- Watson Farm, Jamestown
- Wilbor House Museum, Little Compton
The Rhody Ramble is generously supported by the Rhode Island Foundation and members of the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island. Membership in the coalition is available to all historic properties in Rhode Island that are open to the public. For more information on the coalition, contact Morgan Devlin at 401-272-5101 or at email@example.com.
About Preserve Rhode Island
Preserve Rhode Island is the statewide advocate for historic places. It works to protect the historic places across Rhode Island through policy and programs. Preserve Rhode Island owns several historic properties, including the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum. www.PreserveRI.org