Pawtuxet Travel Guide

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Pawtuxet Things to Do

  • Sail it, motor it, enjoy it....

    This is Pawtuxet Cove....home to me and home to numerous pleasure craft during the summer months. It's a small cove which protects us from high winds and creates a peaceful view from my side (which is in Warwick) and the peninsula known as the 'neck' which is on the Cranston side. Pawtuxet River separates the two cities and empties into this...

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  • Sailing lessons, S boat...

    We are historically a nautical community from the time of the triangular trades and large masted sailing ships. Today we still have one of the oldest yacht clubs in the US, although the original building was lost to a hurricane. The RI Yacht Club is on our Cranston side of the village and offers numerous docks, sailing lessons, S boat races and...

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  • Walk the hill...follow the bricks

    Here is the Post Road hill. It is the road used to deliver mail, march to a battle...or travel down to New York. For a period it was called Main Street, but it is the beginning of the Post Road that goes from Pawtuxet village to New York City. One of the best vistas in the village because of the old homes along the way. The brick sidewalks and...

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  • Swans of Pawtuxet

    There are a number of places to watch the swans in the village. You should bring your camera because the swans pose and enjoy the company of visitors. I know they are over populated but they are just so graceful and lovely....we can't help but enjoy that they have chosen to nest here and multiply.At times there are waterfalls, then the cove, the...

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  • Cook johnny cakes on an open fire for...

    Yours truly dressed in very old costume....with amazing banana curls (!!!) for Halloween last year. I fixed Johnny Cakes in my fireplace on the wood fire.... and we had a little party with several interesting costumed guests. Johnny cakes date back to the native Americans ... made from a corn meal ... and were packed in the hunter's sack when...

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  • I call it 'Pawtuxet Junction'

    I like to call it Pawtuxet Junction as it is the crossroads close to the Pawtuxet Bridge where Broad Street shoots off towards the Cranston side. I liked to look at it as the "downtown" of Pawtuxet: the minute I saw the junction with the US flag I knew where I was and how to tell my directions. Pawtuxet is quite small but on your first days there,...

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  • Little Falls Cafe exhibitions

    Little Falls Bakery & Cafe is a small one but really great to the community of Pawtuxet. From time to time, besides running its usual business, it serves a gallery or exhibition place for local artists, painters, photographers, whoever wants to show their art to the public. It is also possible to book the place entirely for your own private...

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  • Still House, 1720

    It is one of the oldest houses in Pawtuxet, goes back to 1720. It has an interesting story, as most historical buldings in Pawtuxet have. The middle part of it was built by Col. Ephraim Bowen as a separate house in a different place near the cove in 1800, and 50 years later that house was moved and added to the older one. A bit later another part...

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  • Old historic houses

    The village is full of colonial houses. William Rhodes house (1798) is the first house you see when entering the actual National Historic District, close to the old historic cemetery. It is set back from the road a bit, which I found unusual for Pawtuxet as all the old houses stand right in the street. It must have had a front garden in the old...

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Pawtuxet Restaurants

  • My morning coffee at Little Falls

    Little Falls is a popular stop for many of us. Winter time there is a fire in the fireplace, and in good weather we spill out onto the sidewalk in the outdoor furniture. Jeff knows everyone's name and has a bit of humor or story telling for everyone. Coffee is very good, low carb bagels are addictive, and if you are there at lunch time, I think...

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  • Pizza, pastry and great coffee

    I never had pizza at Jeff's cafe but I can recommend the coffee (oh, that espresso!) and delicious pastry that comes in great selection. It's a small but cozy place with a few tables outside, always full of people.The atmosphere was that of a local pub, although it's not really a pub!Jeff's cafe is also the local 'gallery'. Various local artists...

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  • Perfect for brakfast or lunch

    I really loved stopping at Eli's cafe for coffee, cappuccino or one of his delicious salads for lunch. It's a great place with different style tables and chairs, so you pick one that suits your mood. Janet and I usually sat by the huge window to watch the life go by in Broad Street. And you can't be bored at Eli's cafe when you're waiting for your...

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Pawtuxet Nightlife

  • Dancing in a vintage ballroom

    Rhodes on the Pawtuxet is quite a large ballroom which has been a popular dance hall since the era of the big band sound. Originally there was a canoe club which allowed you to paddle on the river with your sweety. The hall has an excellent dance floor, a stage, and a balcony to sit and observe... or hide out (whichever your intentions). ...

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  • Pawtuxet Village Association Holidays

    Each year the local organization, PVA (which I'm very active in) entertains the community with a holiday celebration. It begins at the local Episcopal church, but is an ecumenical service with the church choir and the wonderful voices of a local grade school chorus. The Pawtuxet Rangers then lead a procession throught the village carrying old...

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  • Concert in the park

    Bring your lawn chair or a blanket...a picnic lunch or a bottle of wine....and kick back in the park during the summer evening concerts in the park. Very low key...and totally relaxing. Concerts are free. There is a breeze off the water. THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN WHAT I WROTE TO ANOTHER VTer ABOUT OUR EVENING IN THE PARK LAST...

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Pawtuxet Transportation

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    by gosiaPL Written Jun 22, 2006

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    Pawtuxet is off the I-95 and only 10 minutes' drive from the airport in Providence and about an hour from Boston.
    For detailed driving directions from the I-95 click here.

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Pawtuxet Shopping

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    by gosiaPL Updated Jun 23, 2006

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    There are several antiques stores in Pawtuxet but my favourite one is Antiques Haven. Claire, who owns it, certainly knows what she's selling (and buying!). I bought a couple of teacups but Claire has so many that it's really hard to make up your mind!
    If china isn't up your street, check what Claire has to offer in terms of silver pieces, jewelry, linen and other types of pottery.

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Pawtuxet Local Customs

  • Walk the waterfront..sail a boat..watch...

    The cove on the northern edge of the village is called Stillhouse Cove. So named because the 1700's saw a lot of rum making in stillhouses along the water's edge. The rum would be shipped out or sold locally. There was a considerable amount of seafaring trade going on in and out of Pawtuxet in those days. We refer to it as the "triangular...

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  • Statewide Conference in Pawtuxet

    We hosted the Statewide Historic Preservation Conference in our village. Big doins all over town. Tours, National speaker from DC, numerous displays and Panel Discussions.....topped by a grand Closing Reception where all our merchants contributed delectable treats to be nibbled with wine at the Aspray Boat House overlooking the cove. Everyone...

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  • Restoring the hallway...preparing for...

    We presented the very first house and garden tour here in Pawtuxet Village. This was the first time houses throughout the entire historic district on both the Cranston and Warwick side of the bridge were showcased. The houses were open and many gardens were included. Houses on the tour were from the 1700's, 1800's and 1900's. We have a couple of...

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Pawtuxet Warnings and Dangers

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    by Pawtuxet Written Oct 19, 2006

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    We went out this morning, and sure enough....this strange woman was sitting on my hallway roof! She wore a black hat and cape....and had orange hair.....she didn't seem at all afraid of that dreadful spider.....

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Pawtuxet Off The Beaten Path

  • varied eras of gardening, fences....

    Morning glories, holly hocks, daisies, myrtle and ivy.....the list goes on. So many lovely old gates and posts and stairs and gardens to explore. They seem to look better when planted beside an old house.This old iron railing is on brownstone steps that go into one of the old Rhodes houses of the village....early 1700's.Second pic is of a stately...

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  • Children's Walking Tour

    Each year the kids from the local schools work with parents and neighbors who help the children understand the history of our historic district. The kids research a house and family, dress in costume, and write speeches for when they conduct a walking tour of the village. Visitors buy a ticket in the park and then circulate to the various sites...

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  • Rhode Island historical cemetery

    It's called the Greene Cemetery, if I am not mistaken... It is the resting place of colonial citizens of Pawtuxet, some of the famous names include Rhodes, Remington, Sheldon, Knowles. If you like visiting old cemeteries, you may find some interest in gravestones with masonic symbols. Clearly some of the notable citizens of the village were...

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Pawtuxet Sports & Outdoors

  • Sailing lessons in the upper bay

    Altho it's way too cold for me to be on the water in October...I found that the sailing lessons at the Edgewood Yacht Club are still continuing. The yacht club is a very old victorian style building built on stilts over the water. Many boaters moore their craft here, but other locals enjoy the sailing lessons in the summer especially for the...

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  • Kayaking the cove or the river

    The Pawtuxet River flows into our cove and both places make great spots to put in the kayak. Here we have Dan...a local glass blower who has created his own version of a kayak. He got a great view of the burning of the Gaspee during Gaspee Days last weekend. We do a Kayak Regatta each summer and in fact, this July we will also do an evening...

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  • Scoot around on a Vespa!!

    VESPAs are so hot !!! Ideal means of transport in a little village like ours. Solves the ongoing parking problem too. My husband scoots out to take a ride whenever he's working in his garden and needs to cool off. I find the Vespa that we have a bit too heavy to get on and off... so I've relinquished the hot little machine to "Hoot". (that's his...

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Pawtuxet Favorites

  • Architectural details

    There is an armory which was built for the Pawtuxet Rangers Artillery at the time of the Revolutionary war. The Rangers still meet there...lots of social times as well as marching and parading and presenting the colors at various occasions. Their building received a major grant from the state preservation commission so that the stucco could be...

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  • Pawtuxet Park

    Pawtuxet Park by the cove and the Aspray Boathouse is just the place to relax, have a picnic or simply to enjoy the light breeze. A gazebo stands right in the middle of it, where concerts take place as well as other activities.The park is also the Encampment site for the colonial militia units and fife & drum teams that come to participate in the...

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  • A village of foliage and flowers

    In addition to all the historic and geographical advantages, Pawtuxet is simply a nice place to be in. I was amazed by the variety of tree species, some of them pretty rare such as the tulip tree in the old historic cemetery. But not only the trees caught my eye, also the small green spots all over the village, like the lovely lawn with statue and...

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