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East Greenwich is centrally located in the state of Rhode Island on the western shore of the Narragansett Bay. Established in the 1600s, East Greenwich is the eighth oldest town in Rhode Island. Rich with history, the land was originally owned by the Pequot Indians. In 1644, the land was acquired by King Charles II. In 1677, the General Assembly legally established East Greenwich and the town was named after the town of Greenwich in Kent, England. Today, with numerous historical landmarks, East Greenwich continues to be proud of its history.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

T.F. Green Airport located in Warwick, though listed as being in Providence, is a 10 minute drive to East Greenwich. Follow US-1 S into East Greenwich. [1]

By car[edit]

For those driving from the northern part of Rhode Island, Boston, or New York, take I-95 South toward Providence, a slight left at RI-4 S (sign will read North Kingstown /RI-4 S) and take Exit 8 for East Greenwich. Keep right after exit and enter East Greenwich.

For those driving from Connecticut, take I-95 N, and then take Exit 8A for East Greenwich. For those coming from the southern part of Rhode Island, take US-1 N, a slight left at RI-4 N, and then Exit 8A to reach East Greenwich.

Get around[edit]

Walk down Main Street on a nice day. Parking is hard to find at times. M-Sa 9AM-7PM limited 2 hour parking on Main Street and on the side streets. If you plan on spending more than 2 hours, park at Swift Gym or by the Police Station, both located off of Pierce Street.


  • Bernet Marvel House, 3 Crop St. Built in 1800, the Bernet Marvel House is one of the oldest, least altered and well preserved houses in the district.
  • First Baptist Church, 30 Pierce St, +1 401 884-2322. Worship Service every Sunday 9:30AM. After a strong windstorm destroyed the original church built in 1815 on Division and Wine Streets, First Baptist Church was built and finally dedicated in 1887. The founding fathers of East Greenwich were Baptists and today Baptists remain the oldest religious body in constant existence in the town.
    James Mitchell Varnum House
  • James Mitchell Varnum House, 57 Pierce St, +1 401 844-1776. Jun–Aug: Sa Su 10AM-4PM. Call to confirm hours. Built in 1773, the James Mitchell Varnum Mansion is now a museum furnished with 18th century furniture and features various historical artifacts from the time period.
  • Kent County Courthouse/ East Greenwich Town Hall, 125 Main St, +1 401 886-8865. Kent County Courthouse is one of many great historical sites located in East Greenwich. Built in 1804 by Oliver Wickes, the Kent County Courthouse was where legislature took place. In 1775 the first United States Navy was commissioned on this site and in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read to the town’s residents from this location. Until 1854 the Kent County Courthouse served as one of five original state houses in Rhode Island. Today the historic courthouse located in the center of town is home to the East Greenwich Town Offices.
  • Kentish Guard Armory, 1774 Armory St. Visit the Armory’s website for more contact information. Built in 1843, the Kentish Guard Armory is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture. Today, the armory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 1 Miller-Congdon House, 20 Division St. Built in 1711, this gambrel style house, is the oldest building in town and the only remaining structure from it’s time period.
  • 2 New England Wireless and Steam Museum, 1300 Frenchtown Rd, +1 401 885-0545. Visits and tours by appointment only. The New England Wireless and Steam Museum consists of five buildings, including: the Massie Wireless Steam Station, “PJ”, which is the oldest working wireless station in the world and the only surviving George H. Corliss engine run by steam.
    Kent County Courthouse
    New England Wireless and Steam Museum (Q7007432) on Wikidata New England Wireless and Steam Museum on Wikipedia
  • Post Office, 11 Main St., +1 401 885-4444, Tu-Su 4:30PM-Midnight. Established in 1789, the first East Greenwich Post Office was one of the first in the nation. It now operates as a successful restaurant that maintains the original postal theme.
  • Second Kent County Jail, 110 King St. Approximately built in 1795, this always yellow building served as the town jail for 150 years. The Second Kent County Jail replaced the first jail on Marlborough St.
  • Varnum Memorial Armory, 6 Main St, +1 401 884-4110. Visits and tours by appointment only. Built in 1913, the Varnum Armory is a medieval architectural structure that contains an extensive military and naval museum.
  • Beachwood Beach, Beachwood Road. A very small, state owned beach used mostly for dog walking and relaxing in the summer. Benches and picnic tables available.


Map of East Greenwich
  • 1 Goddard Memorial State Park, 1095 Ives Rd, +1 401 884-2010. Winter office hours: 8AM-3:30PM. Summer office hours: 7:30AM-4PM. Open year round from sunrise to sunset. Goddard Park is Rhode Island’s most popular Metropolitan Park. The beautiful park offers an environment filled with spacious picnic areas, green fields and forested areas displaying over 80 species of trees from all over the world. The park has its own beach with bathhouses, concession stands, fireplaces and tables. Visitors can make use of various playing fields, equestrian trails, fishing and boating facilities, a nine-hole golf course and a new performing arts center available for special events. Goddard Memorial State Park (Q5576258) on Wikidata Goddard Memorial State Park on Wikipedia
  • 2 Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St (The Greenwich Theatre), +1 401 885-9119. Call for hours of operation. Greenwich Odeum is a center for performing arts run completely by volunteers. The center features theater, comedy, music and dance shows.
  • The Fire & Drum Corps, 1774 Armory St. Wednesday 7-9PM. Visitors are welcome to stop by and watch the Armory rehearsals. The Kentish Guards is one of 5 fife drum corps in America that are military organizations. For more information visit the Kentish Guard Armory’s website.
  • Nancy Stephen Art Gallery, 6 King Street, +1 401-884-8979. They offer classes for all ages starting at the age of 5 in painting, drawing and sculpture.


  • East Greenwich Country Club, 1646 Division Road, +1 401 884-5656. This 9-hole public course offers rates which are affordable by golfers at any level. Not far from the highway, this course will enable you to get away for a little while on the course. Green Fees: 9 holes weekday: $18.00, 9 holes weekends: $22.00, Back 9 $10.00, with cart- 9 holes: $15.00, with cart- back 9: $12.00, Twilight rate (after 5PM): $13.00.
  • 3 Potowomut Golf Club, 439 Ives Road, +1 401 884-9773. This private 18-hole golf course will provide golfers with a challenging round of golf. Depending on which of the three tee boxes you play from, the course can become quite difficult. Lined with an extensive amount of trees and bunkers, you may find the enjoyable scenery to become a threat to your score. Wide fairways but many hazards, so make sure you keep the ball in play.


  • Back To Basics Natural Foods, 500 Main St, +1 401-885-2679. M-F 9AM-7PM, Sa 9AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM. It is the state’s largest locally owned grocery store that offers gluten free, wheat free, and dairy free foods. All produce products are organic. They also have a body care section that features Dr. Hauschka and Aubrey Organics as well as “green” cleaning solutions. A number of hemp products are offered as well as alternative herbal remedies and non-animal based proteins.
  • Bags By Iris, 111 Main Street, +1 401 885-3557. M-Sa 10AM-5:30PM, Su 11AM -4PM. A fashion boutique that carries a wide selection of Vera Bradley handbags, casual women’s wear, and Life is Good clothing. Also has a wide variety of intricate hand-made and custom jewelry at affordable prices.
  • Bone Appetit, 102 Main St, +1 401-885-6259. M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa Su 10AM-4PM. An eco-friendly dog store. It is known as being the biggest little dog store in Rhode Island. Dog food products are hand made and decorated, organic, and all natural. There is also a selection of healthy, all natural cat food and treats.
Historic downtown
  • Eloquence Jewelers, 5849 Post Rd, +1 401-885-9141. M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-3PM, closed Su. It is a high-end jewelry store offering gold and silver pieces, along with jewelry from local designers. The owner, Dan, is beyond helpful and knowledgeable about the different products. Accepts American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa, and debit cards.
  • The Green Door, 130 Main St, +1 401-885-0510. M-Sa 10AM–5PM. It is the place to find gifts and home accessories. To name a few, the shop carries porcelain figurines and china, Orla soy candles, Company C Rugs, floral wreaths, baskets and arrangements. The owner Susan Swanson also offers interior design services.
  • Zuzu's, 165 Main St, +1 401-398-1199. M-F 11AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM. A contemporary dress boutique that carries dresses appropriate for many different occasions. Usually has a short dress selection, not gowns. Featured designers are Nicole Miller, BCBG, Shoshanna, Milly and Bianca Nero, to name a few. Dresses usually range from $100-400.


  • Fillipou’s Pizza, 450 Main St., +1 401 885-5652. Open M-Th 11AM – 10PM, F-Su 11AM – 11PM. The Fillipou’s have been serving their Greek style “twisted pizza” in Rhode Island for years. Their new location, right in the heart of Main St., offers customers with the option for take out or delivery. The popular menu items include the “twisted” pizza and their wide selection of subs. Dine inside with the luxury of plasma televisions and full bar.
  • Natale’s Deli, 2708 South County Trail, +1 401 884-0558. Daily. Natale’s Deli is an upscale Italian eatery. Their sandwiches are made with high quality Boar’s Head meat and have handmade entrees made from the freshest ingredients. With a newly acquired liquor license, this East Greenwich establishment has grown in popularity as a local favorite.
  • KON Asian Bistro & Club, 553 Main St., +1 401 886-9200. M-Th 11:30AM–10PM, F Sa 11:30AM-11PM, Su 1–9:30PM. KON is the only place for authentic Japanese cuisine in East Greenwich. Located downtown, this establishment is equip with a sushi bar and hibachi grilles. The sushi’s and sashimi’s are among the favorites on the menu. Sushi rolls start at just $5 and go all the way up to $15.
  • Ed’s Roost, 357 Main St., +1 401 885-3358. M-Sa 6AM – 2PM. This old fashioned breakfast diner has been serving happy customers in East Greenwich for decades. The décor takes you back in time as it is littered with antiques and relics of the past. The most popular food item is the breakfast sandwich dubbed the “Ed-McMuffin”. This breakfast sandwich is a fried egg on an English muffin with your choice of bacon, sausage or ham. This crowd favorite is perfect for staying within a budget at only $1.25.
  • T's Restaurant (T's East Greenwich), 5600 Post Rd, +1 401 398-7877. 7AM - 3PM. T's is relatively newer upscale breakfast and lunch venue in East Greenwich with the original site in Cranston, RI. The portions are quite large and the quality of everything is of impeccable standards. The prices are a little high especially for sides but the food is well worth it. The atmosphere is nice with many of the walls sporting paintings by one of the owners Anthony Tomaselli. With daily specials this is a must visit.
  • Ritrovo Italian Pub and Grille, 1050 Main St., +1 401 398-7600. Tu-F 4PM-1AM, Sa 11:30AM-1:30AM, Su 11:30AM-11PM. Great Italian food in the traditional style on a somewhat short and simple menu with added inventive specials. Relaxed yet refined atmosphere. Attentive and delightful staff. $16 average entree.
  • Cathay Garden, 363 Main St, +1 401 884-7776. M-Th 11:30AM - 9:30PM, F Sa 11:30AM - 10:30PM. Chinese cuisine at a great value. A bevy of typical Chinese dishes are offered with a buffet option available in restaurant. Take out is offered and the restaurant is highly frequented. It is a family operation and the staff are all amazingly friendly and dedicated. They do their very best to make sure you are happy with your experience.
  • End Zone Pub & Grill, +1 401 885-8226. Located just on off the North Kingstown border, The End Zone Pub is a popular bar hangout spot. Live music every week makes the pub a great nighttime attraction. Sports fans will enjoy the bar more so than anyone else, as games are always on multiple televisions throughout the day. The pub offers many choices of great tasting beer and appetizers, especially their famous hot buffalo wings.


  • Greenwich Bay Gourmet, 50 Cliff St, +1 401 541-9190. M-F 8AM-6PM, Sa 8AM-5PM. Specialty sandwiches, salads, soups, gourmet coffee, and freshly baked desserts are available at this gourmet to go bistro. Accepts Visa and Mastercard. Meals range from $5-$10.
  • Tio Mateo's Mexican Grille, 537 Main St, +1 401 886-1973. M-Th 11AM-8PM, F Sa 11AM-9PM. Mexcian food ranging from steak tacos to chicken burritos to the dessert smores quesadilla. Popular for its takeout. Accepts Visa and Mastercard. Meals range from $5-$10.


  • Frank and John from Italy, 186 Main St, +1 401 884-9751. Open daily 11AM-11PM. Known for their thin and crispy crust pizza and various Italian dishes. Closes for one week in the summer. Arrive early Friday and Saturday nights to avoid a wait. Cash only. Meals range from $8-$16.
  • Jiggers, 145 Main St, +1 401 884-5388. M-Sa 6AM-2PM, Su 6AM-1PM, F 3PM-8PM. Offers traditional breakfast and lunch diner fare from omelets to meatloaf. Serves dinner on Fridays only. Arrive early to avoid sitting at the counter. Meals range from $5-$24.


  • Meritage Restaurant, 5454 Post Rd, +1 401 886-0987. M Tu 4-11PM, W-Sa 4-11:30PM, Su 9AM-2PM, 3-11PM. Serves eclectic American cuisine including sushi, fire-grilled pizzas, and steak. Bar is open until 1AM. Accepts all major credit cards. Meals range from $5-$30.
  • Siena Cucina Enoteca, 5600 Post Rd, +1 401 885-8850. Tu-F 5-9PM, Sa 4:30PM-9PM, Su 3PM-9. Serves Tuscan cuisine including, steak, veal, and sauteed specialty dishes. Also offers 20 wines by the glass. Enjoy the lively atmosphere Siena offers. Accepts all major credit cards. Meals range from $13-$30.


  • Hill-Top Creamery, 5720 Post Road, +1 401 884-8753. Mar-Oct: daily noon-9PM. A staple ice cream location, limited outdoor seating, great family atmosphere. Cash only.



  • Richard’s Pub, 3347 South County Trail, +1 401 884-2880, Tavern and sports bar, serving wings, pizza, and entrees. Come on down with friends and watch your favorite sports teams in action. M-Th 11AM-11:30PM, F Sa 11AM-midnight, Su noon-10PM
  • End Zone Pub, 5835 Post Road, +1 401 885-2886. The place to be for sports and a good time. Grab a drink and a plate of wings and watch the game. Serves daily specials as well.
  • McKinley’s, 1 Division St., +1 401-886-1111. Great Irish pub offering good Irish fare and great drinks. A perfect place to meet up with friends. Outdoor Bar opened up during the summer. $1.00-$8.00 draft-bottle beers, $7.00 cocktails.


  • Felicia's Coffee, 5757 Post Rd, +1 401 886-4141. M-Th 6AM-8PM, F Sa 6AM-11PM, Su 7AM-5PM. Large and comfortable coffee house that serves muffins, cakes, pastries, and gourmet coffees. Occasionally offers live entertainment on the weekends. Accepts Visa and Mastercard.
  • Main Street Coffee, 137 Main St, +1 401 885-8787. M-Th 6AM-10PM, F 6AM-11PM, Sa 6AM-midnight, Su 8AM-10PM. Upscale coffee house with wonderful ambiance serves decadent cakes and desserts, various European coffee drinks including espresso, and the attached Toscana Lounge serves a range of alcoholic beverages. Accepts all major credit cards.
  • Simon Says Cafe, 96 Main St, +1 401 884-1965. M-F 6:30AM-6PM, Sa 7AM-6PM, Su 7:30AM-3PM. Quaint coffee house and sandwich shop offers a variety of flavored coffees, teas, pastries, and deli sandwiches. Cash only.
  • Dunkin Donuts, 720 Main St, +1 401 884-9677. also 1239 Division Rd., +1 401 885-3462, 2611 South County Trail, +1 401 884-7065 Open 5AM-midnight daily. A popular doughnut chain in the Northeast, Dunkin' Donuts serves pastries, bagels, coffee, and sandwiches at very affordable prices. Accepts all major credit cards.
  • Panera Bread, 1000 Division St, +1 401 541-9088. M-F 6:30AM-9:30PM, Sa 6:30AM-10PM, Su 6:30AM-9PM. Spacious coffee house, bakery, and restaurant that serves salads, sandwiches, and pastries. There are also free refills on select coffees. Accepts all major credit cards.
  • Starbucks, 555 Main St, +1 401 885-1291. M-Sa 6AM-9PM, Su 6AM-8PM. Has seasonal tables outside of store. Accepts all major credit cards.


  • Greenwich Hotel, 162 Main St, +1 401-884-4200. The only hotel in downtown East Greenwich, the Greenwich Hotel offers about 25 rooms for rent. The price to rent a room ranges from $50-70 a night.

Go next[edit]

  • Visit the museums, experience the nightlife, or taste the Italian cuisine of Providence, located 25 minutes north of East Greenwich. Take I-95 N and take any of the Downtown Providence exits starting with exit 20.
  • Enjoy the historic town of Newport with the mansions, unique shops, and various beaches. A 35 minute ride south of East Greenwich. Follow RI-4 S and then stay on US-1 S. Merge onto RI- 138 E and cross Jamestown and Newport bridges (there is a $2 toll each way for the Newport Bridge).
  • Find many bargains at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets in Wrentham, Massachusetts. A 45 minute ride north, take I-95 N and then merge onto I-495 N by taking exit 6B. Take the RT-1A S exit, known as exit 15.
  • Neighboring North Kingstown has a Fast Ferry service to Martha's Vineyard.
Routes through East Greenwich
ProvidenceWarwick  N  S  North KingstownNew Haven

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