Tiverton, Rhode Island was originally settled in 1694 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, but was later incorporated in 1747 as part of Rhode Island after the settlement of the Massachusetts-Rhode Island boundary dispute. Primarily a farming community in the 17th century, you can still find many farms in Tiverton today; however much of the local economy has shifted to tourism and summer resorts.
Town site: http://www.tiverton.ri.gov/
Related Day Trips:
- Four Corners – This historic district of Tiverton houses some of the areas most famous cultural stops such as The Provender and Gray’s Ice Cream. Many of the buildings in this area are restored buildings from the 1700’s. http://www.tivertonfourcorners.com/
- Sakonnet Growers’ Market – A small, seasonal, open-air market that sells a wide range of locally grown goods. See pictures here. http://sakonnetgrowersmarket.com/
- Evelyn’s Drive In – A decent seafood restaurant that’s located on the water. This restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating with gorgeous views of the water. Evelyn’s was also featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on Food Network. http://www.evelynsdrivein.com
- The Provender – A sandwich shop and bakery in the Historic Four Corners district that’s got the best iced coffee in Rhode Island. It’s a great stop for some snacks or lunch before heading to the beach.