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Special churches and cemeteries

Cathedral of Saint John in Providence
The main building of this church was built in 1811, but in 1929 the Cathedral of Saint John was first turned into a cathedral. Later, in 1967 it was renovated again.

Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul in Providence
This is the first Roman Catholic church in Provience. It was built in 1838 and renovated in the neo-Gothic style between 1968 and 1972. The organ with 6330 pipes and the stained glass windows from Europe are remarkable.

St. Mary's Church in Newport
The oldest Roman Catholic parish in Rhode Island was founded here in 1828. The building dates from 1848. In 1953 John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married here. The church has been part of the National Register of Historic Places since 2008.

Swan Point Cementery in Providence
This cemetery was founded in 1846 and is the resting place of many sizes from politics, economy, who have made a contribution to Rhode Island. It has been part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1977.

Big festivals and events

Newport Folk Festival
The Newport Folk Festival Folk Music Festival, first held in Newport in 1959. Thereafter, with the exception of 1960/1961 to 1971, it was held annually. After that it was forgotten and was only brought back to life in 1984.

Newport Music Festival
This event, which always takes place for 17 days in July, hosts chamber music concerts in various mansions.

Newport Jazz Festival
Many artists who are well known in the jazz scene are represented at this festival, which is held on a weekend in August.

National parks in the state of Rhode Island

There are no national parks in the state of Rhode Island but only a number of states parks.

Other natural beauties

Mohegan Bluffs
The Mohegan Bluffs are cliffs in the southeast of Block Island and are more than 60 m high. They offer excellent views of the Rhode Island coast.

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