East Greenwich

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 Greenwich County of Kent, England. Today, with numerous historical landmarks, East Greenwich continues to be proud of its history.

Get in

By plane

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.

By car

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

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.





Historic downtown


It is a great place to stop and get a bit to eat when you are strolling around Main Street. And has an affordable price.









Go next

Routes through East Greenwich

Providence Warwick  N  S  North Kingstown New Haven

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