WICKFORD VILLAGE is filled with unique women-owned and family-run shops, restaurants, and wellness spas/studios. It’s where history meets charm, culture, and community. Women have been running this village since the 1700’s as business owners, landlords, and more!
You can explore galleries, boutiques, and antique shops as boats float past in the harbor. Shop for clothing, jewelry, pottery, antiques, art, crafts, décor, and one-of- a-kind treasures. Enjoy a delicious meal at a waterfront restaurant. Grab a snack from a café or fresh local seafood to-go to eat on a bench along the town docks. Take a carriage ride down Main Street. Rent a paddleboard or kayak or take a seasonal seal-watch tour to reconnect with nature. Rent a boat (with a captain) for an afternoon on the water. Take a stroll back in time with a self-guided walking tour of the Colonial and Federal-period homes nestled among Wickford’s picturesque streets. Relax with some wellness at one of the many spas or take a yoga class. Knit or sew: we have all the notions and classes. We even have a wine bar in town. And did we mention chocolates and cheese? Experience a socially distanced, outdoor event/festival in each season: Daffodil Days in April; Wickford Art Festival (produced by Wickford Art Association since 1962) July 10 & 11; Wicked Week in late October; and Festival of Lights in early December. Check the events page on our website for more information and day-trip itineraries.
Wickford Village is the hidden gem of Rhode Island. The Wickford Village Association and Women of Wickford invite you to take a day-cation (year-round) to discover this local “My Happy Place”.
Listed as one of the “15 Prettiest Villages in New England” by Necee Regis on February 2, 2021 in New England Today.
A September 2020 review from Trip Advisor says, “I love this quaint little village. It’s the perfect place in Rhode Island. There’s a harbor, yummy restaurants, cute shops, and lovely historic homes. The rune stone that’s believed to be inscribed by Vikings is there. Mostly I just love hanging out here.”
“Wickford Village is a wonderful spot to walk around downtown. Friendly people and nice, cozy places to stop in! There’s also some wonderful opportunities for photos for my husband and I with our dogs!” a Google review from Brittany Kozlowski.
Traveler’s Choice 2020 designation for ranking in Top 10% on Trip Advisor.
Brown, Main & West Main Streets, North Kingstown