Rhode Island Tourism Division, One West Exchange Street,
Providence, Rhode Island 02903; 401-222-2601; 800-556-2484; Fax: 401-273-8270. Web: http://www.VisitRhodeIsland.com.
State American Folk Art Symbol: Charles I.D. Looff Carousel (aka Crescent Park Carousel)
State Bird: Rhode Island red chicken
State Coat of Arms:
State Drink: coffee milk
State Fish: striped bass
State Flower: violet
State Folk Art Symbol: Crescent Park Carousel
State Fruit: Rhode Island greening apple
State March: Rhode Island
State Mineral: bowenite
State Motto: Hope
State Nickname: Ocean State, Little Rhody
State Rock: Cumberlandite
State Shellfish: quahaug
State Soil: Narragansett
State Song: Rhode Island's It for Me
State Tall Ship: Continental Sloop Providence
State Travel Ambassador: Mr. Potato Head
State Tree: red maple
State Yacht: Courageous
Newport, Rhode Island — The White Horse Tavern, the oldest tavern in the U.S., was built in 1673.
It was a meeting house for the Rhode Island colony General Assembly, Criminal
Court, and City Council.
Address: White Horse Tavern,
26 Malborough Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840; 401-849-3600; Fax:
Providence, Rhode Island — Rhode Island
State House, One Capitol Hill, Providence, Rhode Island 02908. Web:
http://www.ri.gov. Current state capital.
Rhode Island's It for Me; Rhode Island.
Rhode Island was the first of the thirteen colonies to declare its independence from England (May 4, 1776) and the last of the thirteen to ratify the U.S. Constitution (May 29, 1790).
Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates Victory Day (the end of WWII) as an official state holiday.
Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances north to south are 48 miles and east to west 37 miles.