Rhode Tour is a free mobile app and website that tells stories by and about Rhode Islanders. A joint initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Tour brings mapping technology, sound, images, videos and well-told stories together to engage us in learning about the places we live, work, visit—or perhaps simply pass by—in Rhode Island.
With 25 tours and nearly 250 stories now available, Rhode Tour has been developed with statewide heritage and cultural producers as a premiere source for locally produced, place-based history tours that represent the flavor and diversity of Rhode Island. In telling Rhode Island stories, Rhode Tour is about the power of place, including archaeology, the environment, race and ethnicity, manufacturing, and social issues.
Visit www.rhodetour.org to take a thematic tour sitting at your computer, or download the app for free from the Apple Store or Google Play to experience Rhode Island in a whole new way.
Featured: West Side of Providence Rhode Tour
Learn about two of the 23 stops on the West Side of Providence Rhode Tour:
Bell Street Chapel and the Kendrick-Prentice Tirocchi House (a.k.a. Wedding Cake House). Featuring West Side of Providence Rhode Tour curator Taylor M. Polites; Bell Street Chapel co-President Kate Gillis, and the founders of the Dirt Palace Xander Marro and Pippi Zornoza.