List of National Historic Landmarks in Rhode Island

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This article provide a 'List of National Historic Landmarks in Rhode Island'. There are 45 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) in Rhode Island. In addition there are two National Park Service administered or affiliated areas of national historic importance in the state.

Rhode Island's National Historic Landmarks are distributed across all five of Rhode Island's counties.

[1] Landmark name Image Date designated[2] Location County Description
1 Nelson W. Aldrich House
Nelson W. Aldrich House
December 8, 1976
41°49′30″N 71°23′44″W / 41.8251°N 71.3956°W / 41.8251; -71.3956 (Nelson W. Aldrich House)
Providence Federal-style home of Aldrich, a U.S. Senator and one of the most powerful men in Washington around the turn of the 20th century. Today home to the Rhode Island Historical Society.
2 Arcade
May 11, 1976
41°49′27″N 71°24′39″W / 41.8241°N 71.4107°W / 41.8241; -71.4107 (Arcade)
Providence First enclosed shopping mall in U.S., built in 1828.
3 Eleazer Arnold House
Arnold House, 1691
November 24, 1968
41°54′03″N 71°25′13″W / 41.9009°N 71.4204°W / 41.9009; -71.4204 (Eleazer Arnold House)
Providence Arnold House, 1691.
4 Isaac Bell, Jr., House
Isaac Bell, Jr., House
September 25, 1997
41°28′45″N 71°18′42″W / 41.4793°N 71.3117°W / 41.4793; -71.3117 (Isaac Bell, Jr., House)
Newport First major Shingle-style house
5 Bellevue Avenue Historic District
Bellevue Avenue Historic District
May 11, 1976
41°28′13″N 71°18′26″W / 41.4703°N 71.3072°W / 41.4703; -71.3072 (Bellevue Avenue Historic District)
Newport Mansions, many exemplary of period styles, built here by summer vacationers in late 19th and early 20th centuries.
6 Block Island South East Light
Block Island South East Light
September 25, 1997
New Shoreham
41°09′35″N 71°32′50″W / 41.1597°N 71.5472°W / 41.1597; -71.5472 (Block Island South East Light)
Washington An 1874 Victorian Gothic brick lighthouse.
7 The Breakers
The Breakers
October 12, 1994
41°28′11″N 71°17′55″W / 41.4697°N 71.2986°W / 41.4697; -71.2986 (The Breakers)
Newport This mansion was built in the 1890s as the summer house of Cornelius Vanderbilt II.
8 Brick Market
Brick Market
October 9, 1960
41°29′24″N 71°18′55″W / 41.4901°N 71.3152°W / 41.4901; -71.3152 (Brick Market)
Newport Sophisticated Classical-style Colonial building.
9 John Brown House
John Brown House
November 24, 1968
41°49′22″N 71°24′13″W / 41.8228°N 71.4037°W / 41.8228; -71.4037 (John Brown House)
Providence Georgian home of John Brown, benefactor of Brown University, built in 1786.
10 Chateau-sur-Mer
Chateau-sur-Mer, Newport, Rhode Island
February 17, 2006
41°28′16″N 71°18′19″W / 41.4712°N 71.3053°W / 41.4712; -71.3053 (Chateau-sur-Mer)
Newport This 1852 French villa was built for merchant William Shepard Wetmore. It was the first great Newport mansion of the late 19th century.
11 Cocumscossoc Archeological Site
Cocumscossoc Archeological Site
April 12, 1993
41°35′00″N 71°27′16″W / 41.5833°N 71.4544°W / 41.5833; -71.4544 (Cocumscossoc Archeological Site)
Washington Area around Smith's Castle, one of Rhode Island's oldest houses, built on the site of an early trading post established by Roger Williams.
12 College Hill Historic District
College Hill Historic District
December 30, 1970
41°49′35″N 71°24′12″W / 41.8264°N 71.4033°W / 41.8264; -71.4033 (College Hill Historic District)
Providence Original 120 acres (30 ha) of Providence as laid out by Roger Williams; today populated by many well-preserved historic homes, Brown University, and Rhode Island School of Design.
13 Corliss-Carrington House
Corliss-Carrington House
December 30, 1970
41°49′20″N 71°24′08″W / 41.8223°N 71.4021°W / 41.8223; -71.4021 (Corliss-Carrington House)
Providence Well-preserved example of an Adamesque-Federal style townhouse from 1812, with decorative wrought iron columns.
14 Crescent Park Looff Carousel
Crescent Park Looff Carousel
February 27, 1987
East Providence
41°45′23″N 71°21′33″W / 41.7564°N 71.3592°W / 41.7564; -71.3592 (Crescent Park Looff Carousel)
Providence Well-preserved, working carousel by Charles I.D. Looff from 1895; extremely detailed workmanship.
15 The Elms
The Elms, viewed from its great lawn.
June 19, 1996
41°29′08″N 71°18′14″W / 41.4855°N 71.3040°W / 41.4855; -71.3040 (The Elms)
Newport Summer "cottage" and estate of Edward J. Berwind in Classical Revival style.
16 First Baptist Meetinghouse
First Baptist Meetinghouse
October 9, 1960
41°49′31″N 71°24′33″W / 41.8253°N 71.4091°W / 41.8253; -71.4091 (First Baptist Meetinghouse)
Providence Oldest Baptist congregation in the United States, founded by Roger Williams in 1638. The current building dates to 1775.
17 Fleur-de-lys Studios
Fleur-de-lys Studios
October 5, 1992
41°49′39″N 71°24′32″W / 41.8275°N 71.4088°W / 41.8275; -71.4088 (Fleur-de-lys Studios)
Providence Collaboration by Sydney Richmond Burleigh and Edmund Willson is a key early work by American Arts and Crafts Movement.
18 Flying Horse Carousel
Flying Horse Carousel
February 27, 1987
Watch Hill
41°18′25″N 71°51′31″W / 41.3069°N 71.8585°W / 41.3069; -71.8585 (Flying Horse Carousel)
Washington One of the earliest American carousels still in operation, dating to 1876. The horses are suspended from chains, giving it its name.
19 Fort Adams
Fort Adams
December 8, 1976
41°28′30″N 71°20′28″W / 41.475°N 71.3411°W / 41.475; -71.3411 (Fort Adams)
Newport Site of fortifications since 1799, most of the extant facilities date to the mid-19th century. Fort Adams was the principal defense site for Narragansett Bay.
20 Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead
Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead
November 28, 1972
41°41′42″N 71°32′43″W / 41.6950°N 71.5452°W / 41.6950; -71.5452 (Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead)
Kent Homestead of American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene
21 John N. A. Griswold House
John N. A. Griswold House
May 16, 2000
41°29′09″N 71°18′32″W / 41.4858°N 71.3089°W / 41.4858; -71.3089 (John N. A. Griswold House)
Newport An early work of architect Richard Morris Hunt, this Stick style house was built in 1864 for China merchant John Griswold.
22 Gov. Stephen Hopkins House
Gov. Stephen Hopkins House
November 11, 1971
41°49′30″N 71°24′26″W / 41.8250°N 71.4071°W / 41.8250; -71.4071 (Gov. Stephen Hopkins House)
Providence Home of Stephen Hopkins, colonial and state governor, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
23 Hunter House
Hunter House
November 24, 1968
41°29′36″N 71°19′15″W / 41.4933°N 71.3209°W / 41.4933; -71.3209 (Hunter House)
Newport Its oldest parts dating to 1748, this house is an excellent example of Georgian frame house, with many interior features and original furnishings.
24 Thomas P. Ives House
1937 HABS photo
December 30, 1970
41°49′22″N 71°24′08″W / 41.8229°N 71.4021°W / 41.8229; -71.4021 (Thomas P. Ives House)
Providence An Adamesque-Federal style house, built in the early 1800s.
25 Edward King House
Edward King House
December 30, 1970
41°28′49″N 71°18′41″W / 41.4802°N 71.3114°W / 41.4802; -71.3114 (Edward King House)
Newport This Richard Upjohn-designed Italian villa house was built for a local merchant and was the largest in the city at time of its 1847 completion.
26 Kingscote
June 19, 1996
41°28′30″N 71°18′27″W / 41.4750°N 71.3075°W / 41.4750; -71.3075 (Kingscote)
Newport 1839 Gothic Revival house by Richard Upjohn was the first summer residence in Newport.
27 Governor Henry Lippitt House
Governor Henry Lippitt House
May 11, 1976
41°49′41″N 71°23′50″W / 41.8280°N 71.3973°W / 41.8280; -71.3973 (Governor Henry Lippitt House)
Providence This well-preserved 1865 Italianate villa-style house was built for Governor Henry Lippitt. It is now a house museum, with original interior furnishings by architect Henry Childs.
28 Marble House
Marble House
February 17, 2006
41°27′43″N 71°18′20″W / 41.4620°N 71.3056°W / 41.4620; -71.3056 (Marble House)
Newport Designed by Richard Morris Hunt for William Kissam Vanderbilt, this was one of the earliest Beaux Arts houses in the U.S.; it helped begin the trend of building mansions in Newport.
29 Newport Casino
Newport Casino
February 27, 1987
41°28′56″N 71°18′30″W / 41.4823°N 71.3084°W / 41.4823; -71.3084 (Newport Casino)
Newport Early McKim, Mead and White Shingle-style building; also one of the first social clubs to include recreational facilities. Home to International Tennis Hall of Fame.
30 Newport Historic District
Newport Historic District
November 24, 1968
41°29′24″N 71°18′49″W / 41.49°N 71.3136°W / 41.49; -71.3136 (Newport Historic District)
Newport A well-preserved collection of colonial-era buildings in central Newport.
31 Nightingale-Brown House
Nightingale-Brown House
June 29, 1989
41°49′20″N 71°24′12″W / 41.8221°N 71.4033°W / 41.8221; -71.4033 (Nightingale-Brown House)
Providence One of the most accomplished great Georgian houses in the country; later contributions by Richard Upjohn and grounds by Frederick Law Olmsted
32 Ocean Drive Historic District
Ocean Drive Historic District
May 11, 1976
41°27′18″N 71°19′57″W / 41.455°N 71.3325°W / 41.455; -71.3325 (Ocean Drive Historic District)
Newport Long road along southern shore of Newport dotted with later, smaller summer homes and seaside views.
33 Old Slater Mill
Old Slater Mill
November 13, 1966
41°52′32″N 71°22′57″W / 41.8755°N 71.3824°W / 41.8755; -71.3824 (Old Slater Mill)
Providence The first commercially viable textile mill in the United States.
34 Old State House
Old State House
October 9, 1960
41°29′27″N 71°18′48″W / 41.4908°N 71.3133°W / 41.4908; -71.3133 (Old State House)
Newport A well-preserved Georgian public building from colonial era, it served as the meeting place of colonial, and later state, legislatures until the 20th century.
35 Original U.S. Naval War College
Original U.S. Naval War College
January 29, 1964
41°30′17″N 71°19′44″W / 41.5047°N 71.3288°W / 41.5047; -71.3288 (Original U.S. Naval War College)
Newport Includes the Naval War College Museum, built in the 1820s as Newport's poorhouse and later donated to the Navy as the first building of the Naval War College, and Luce Hall, the college's first purpose-built building.
36 Redwood Library
Redwood Library
October 9, 1960
41°29′11″N 71°18′32″W / 41.4864°N 71.3089°W / 41.4864; -71.3089 (Redwood Library)
Newport Founded in 1747, this library is the oldest to still occupy its original facilities.
37 Joseph Reynolds House
Joseph Reynolds House
July 28, 1983
41°41′00″N 71°16′44″W / 41.6834°N 71.2788°W / 41.6834; -71.2788 (Joseph Reynolds House)
Bristol The oldest known three-story timber frame house in New England, built in 1700, it was used as headquarters by Lafayette during the Rhode Island campaign in 1778.
38 William Watts Sherman House
William Watts Sherman House
December 30, 1970
41°28′12″N 71°18′24″W / 41.4701°N 71.3068°W / 41.4701; -71.3068 (William Watts Sherman House)
Newport This house was built for banker William Watts Sherman by H. H. Richardson in 1875, and is recognized as a prototype of the Shingle style of architecture.
39 Site of Battle of Rhode Island
Site of Battle of Rhode Island
May 30, 1974
41°35′46″N 71°15′47″W / 41.596°N 71.263°W / 41.596; -71.263 (Site of Battle of Rhode Island)
Newport Site of the 1778 Battle of Rhode Island, a successful defense of Aquidneck Island by British forces in the American Revolutionary War.
40 Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
December 21, 1965
41°31′30″N 71°26′44″W / 41.5249°N 71.4455°W / 41.5249; -71.4455 (Gilbert Stuart Birthplace)
Washington Birthplace of noted portraitist Gilbert Stuart.
41 Trinity Church
Trinity Church
November 24, 1968
41°29′15″N 71°18′46″W / 41.4875°N 71.3129°W / 41.4875; -71.3129 (Trinity Church)
Newport Oldest parish church in Rhode Island; its early 18th-century design is modeled on Boston's Old North Church.
42 United Congregational Church
United Congregational Church
October 16, 2012
41°29′09″N 71°18′45″W / 41.485836°N 71.312622°W / 41.485836; -71.312622 (United Congregational Church)
43 University Hall, Brown University
Brown University - University Hall Front View
June 13, 1962
41°49′27″N 71°24′16″W / 41.8241°N 71.4045°W / 41.8241; -71.4045 (University Hall, Brown University)
Providence This first building on the Brown University campus, built in 1770.
44 Vernon House
Vernon House
November 24, 1968
41°29′20″N 71°18′48″W / 41.4890°N 71.3134°W / 41.4890; -71.3134 (Vernon House)
Newport Sophisticated Georgian frame home used as headquarters by Rochambeau during the American Revolutionary War.
45 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House
Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House
October 9, 1960
41°29′28″N 71°18′45″W / 41.4912°N 71.3125°W / 41.4912; -71.3125 (Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House)
Newport Built circa 1697, this is the oldest house in Newport, illustrating the transition from 17th to 18th-century architectural styles.


  1. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.

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