King Philip’s War was fought in the Bristol area of Rhode Island in 1675, and as the American Revolution ensued, this area became historic seeing various battles against the British troops. Bristol was actually founded in 1685 making it one of the oldest cities in the area, and the city was even bombed by the British two times during the Revolutionary Warm but they rebuilt and continued. They have the oldest Independence Day celebration in the country having been continuously celebrated since 1777.
There are a variety of things that Bristol is well known for, and there are some very interesting things to see and do, such as:
- The Annual Fourth of July Parade and festival which is one of the greatest Independence Day celebrations in the country; in fact, Bristol is called “America’s most patriotic town”.
- Bicyclists will certainly enjoy the East Bay Bike Pat that was built along an abandoned railroad all the way to East Providence, and known as a very safe area in which to ride.
- The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is located on the Brown University campus and has over 20,000 artifacts that visitors will thoroughly enjoy seeing.
- Sailing enthusiasts will enjoy going through the America’s Cup Hall of fame that highlights outstanding achievements in competitive sailing.
Travels to Bristol can enjoy seeing a variety of lighthouses, parks, museums, gardens, mansions, and bridges that are historically significant, interesting, and enjoyable to see. This is an excellent place to tour.