You'll see lots of those old stone walls around Kingston because of its rural nature. The entire state is pretty rocky...stoney... if it isn't sandy. Farmers and land owners cleared their land for gardens and fields...using the stones to build their boundaries. No mortar was used, but the walls remain for hundreds of years.
There are many sweet views and lanes to enjoy in the Kingston historic district.
If you are a student of American architecture... you would enjoy walking the streets of Kingston. From time to time there are organized tours, such as the one I enjoyed... but you could also visit the historical society building to pick up information about the old families and homes to enrich your stroll.
Rhode Island is a relatively flat state... and extremely coastal. That means we are an ideal place to bring your bicycle and travel for miles without concern for a lot of inclines. You could also plan a trip to include water views, seaside villages, marshland and rocky shores. Bring your bike. You can do a lot with it here.
20 Hotel Drive, South Kingstown, Kingston, Rhode Island, 02879, United States
Good for: Solo
3009 Tower Hill Road, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, 02874, United States
Good for: Business
Kingston Station is located at 1 Railroad Avenue, in West Kingston, Rhode Island. It was built at this location in 1875 by the New York, Providence and Boston Railroad, also known as the Stonington Line.
The Kingston Station has continued as a railroad station from the day it opened in June 1875 to the present. Amtrak serves Kingston Station and with 16 Northeast Regional trains each day on the Northeast Corridor from Boston, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C.
An Acela Express train passing through Kingston at 150 mph (240 km/h) Although the station is on the Acela Express route, Acela trains do not stop at this station, except for unscheduled maintenance. They frequently pass through this station at speeds of up to 150 mph (240 km/h), since the station is located in the middle of one of two sections of the Northeast Corridor where these speeds are permitted.
An organization called The Friends of Kingston Station was instrumental in preserving the station and assuring its restoration after a fire there on December 12, 1988. The Rhode Island Railroad Museum is located in the southern half of the station building; it is free and open on weekend afternoons and by appointment.
The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 26, 1978.
There isn't much in the way of restaurants or retail shops around Kingston Village, so the University has created a mini village for students and visitors. There are coffee shops, restaurnants, hair salon, and other shops clustered just off the main road into the campus... across from the quad. I ventured over for a stout cup of coffee mid way through the afternoon on the day of the campus and had no problem finding my way around... and a
As you see in the pic, students enjoy the burger joint... and of course there is Mexican food...