Rhode Island Bed and Breakfasts
More About Rhode Island
Rhode Island has a very interesting cultural and historical background. Rhode Island was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state. In colonial times it was home to the first synagogue, Touro Synagogue, established in Newport in 1763. In 1774, Rhode Island held the first circus in the United States. In the American Civil War (1861 - 1865) over 23,000 Rhode Islanders fought for the Union. While visiting Rhode Island one can also visit the oldest schoolhouse in the United States located in Portsmouth. Rhode Island is also a great center for silver, as the largest manufacturer of silverware in the world is in Providence. Rhode Island is also the primary center for jewelry manufacturing in the United States.