East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society
We invite you to EXPLORE EAST GREENWICH by following a self-guided walking trail through the town’s historic Hill and Harbour District. The 1.2-mile loop features 12 interpretive signs that reveal different aspects of the town through time. Spanning over 350 years of history, the topics represent many dimensions of the American experience: from colonization and maritime trade to the War of Independence and industrialization.
The following are the 12 sign topics:
1. Indigenous Path and ‘Post’ Road
2. The Courthouse and Jail
3. The 1st R.I. Regiment of 1778
4. The Kentish Guards
5. The East Greenwich Academy
6. The Railroad
7. Scalloptown
8. The Shipyard and Ropewalk
9. The Old Port
10. The Textile Mills
11. The Village Main Street
12. The Varnum Armory