Take in views, history of East Greenwich, R.I.
By AAA member Cristina Feden

East Greenwich, R.I., offers all kinds of entertainment, whether it’s shopping or dining on historic Main Street, enjoying the views of a scenic waterfront or visiting one of its incredible museums.

Museums: The Varnum House Museum offers informative tours, rare antiques, unique architecture and a rich history. Also nearby is the Varnum Armory, another museum containing an extensive collection of military and naval items. The New England Wireless and Steam Museum is an electrical and mechanical engineering museum emphasizing the beginnings of radio and steam power. The museum includes the oldest surviving working wireless station in the world.

Greenwich Odeum: Originally built as a vaudeville house in 1926, the theater now hosts music, dance, theater and comedy.

Main Street: This historic road offers a variety of shops and services, events, and dining. During the summer months, be sure to participate in a Main Street Stroll, named one of the Top 20 things to do in Rhode Island by Yankee Magazine.

Jigger’s Hill and Harbour Diner: Jigger’s has been a Main Street breakfast and lunch stop for decades. The family-friendly boxcar-style diner offers quality, wholesome meals, prepared with all-natural, fresh ingredients.

Greenwich Bay Oyster Bar: This local seafood spot features traditional and inspired seafood dishes and a raw bar. Fresh seafood is what they do, and they do it well.

East Greenwich waterfront: The East Greenwich harbor area offers great options for waterfront dining such as Nautika and Blu.

Published: May 28, 2013