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Old Colony House
Old Colony House
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Lat: 41.490376
Lon: -71.31302
Ele: 23 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Rhode Island Rhode Island
Lat: 41.490376   |    Lon: -71.31302   |    Ele: 23 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Rhode Island Rhode Island

This beautiful stately building was constructed in 1741 and served as the statehouse for Rhode Island until 1901.

This building is a brick two-and-a-half-story building in the Georgian style. The construction was completed in 1741 and became the meeting place for the colonial legislature. Besides being known as the Old Colony House, it is known as Old State House or Newport Colony House. The State Legislature alternated its sessions between this building and the Rhode Island State House that is located in Providence from 1776 to the early 20th century. The building has not been changed very much, and it is one of the best-kept surviving Georgian public buildings in the United States from the colonial era. It was made a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and belongs to the state, and the museum is managed by the Newport Historical Society. It is a beautiful building and the architecture is important to maintain, but many important Revolutionary events have happened at this site in Rhode Island. It was used as a hospital, barracks, and courthouse. Both George Washington and Dwight Eisenhower have been guests in the building, plus Steven Spielberg filmed a movie at this location, too. Today, the Old Colony House is a museum within an amazing, impressive structure where visitors can tour 2 incredible floors. An interesting fact is that Rhode Island issued its Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776. That was 2 months earlier than any other American colony. While visiting, take a look at the amazing painting of George Washington done by Gilbert Stuart on the 2nd floor.

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