Introduction to Portsmouth, Rhode Island
A group of religious dissenters settled Portsmouth in 1638. They came from Boston Colony and included Dr. John Clarke, Anne Hutchinson, and William Coddington. The area was originally called Pocasset by the native Indians. It was officially named Portsmouth in May, 1639. It was named after Portsmouth in New Hampshire, England. The town was formally established by the signatories of the Portsmouth Compact.
Portsmouth and nearby Attractions
- Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Sanctuary
- Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
- Fort Wetherill State Park
- Herreshoff Marine Museum
- Green Valley Country Club
- Watson Farm
Things To Do In Portsmouth
Portsmouth is home to several historic sites including the Battle of Rhode Island Site, a partially preserved area where the Battle of Rhode Island was fought in 1778. The Colt State Park spreads over 464 acres and has beautiful manicured lawns, flowering bushes, and fruit trees. The Herreshoff Marine Museum is another interesting place with exhibits of the original Herreshoff boats, steam engines, photographs, and artifacts.
Flights can be availed from Logan International Airport.
Portsmouth Higher Education
Facilities for higher education can be availed from Roger Williams University, Community College of Rhode Island, and Bristol Community College.