The Bristol Ferry Town Common was established by decree of the Portsmouth Town Meeting in 1714…More for "the conveniency of the Publick in Important and Transporting of Cattel, sheep, horses, wood, rail, etc." This was a major transportation center where ferry, railroad and trolleys met to transport goods throughout the region.
Today, this kite-shaped area is marked by nine granite poles. The Friends of the Bristol Ferry Town Common preserve this historic area.
Portsmouth Camp Meeting Association 69 Hedly St, Portsmouth, RI02871 Portsmouth Camp Meeting Association is located on seven acres of the most beautiful and historically rich land…More in town. The camp was founded in 1891 and serves as an interdenominational retreat for Christian members. Many members of the association have built small homes on this land over the years, including one made from a vintage trolley car. The original buildings, including the large tabernacle and dining hall, are still used for the organization's yearly retreats.