At the heart of East Greenwich isMain Street, a one-mile stretch with picturesque boutiques that draw customers in with their attractive window displays. The storefronts offer everything from unique gift items, clothing, jewelry and artwork to antiques, bridal gowns, home accessories and sporting gear.
If your taste is eclectic and whimsical, a visit to the Troll Shop is a must. The store is more appealing than its name implies, and filled with treasures of all kinds including stylish trinkets, nautical and mermaid-themed décor, vintage items and, of course, trolls. Bags by Iris is a women’s accessory shop that carries a large selection of Vera Bradley and Alex and Ani. For fashionistas there’s ZuZu’s Petals, a designer dress boutique, and Karma Couture, a luxury consignment shop that sells designer brands. Those with small children may want to check out Lina Piccolina, which sells upscale children’s consignment.
Visitors interested in history – or touring beautiful historic buildings – may enjoy a visit to the Varnum Armory and Varnum House museums, named after JamesMitchell Varnum, a general in the Continental Army during the RevolutionaryWar. The medieval-style fortress houses an extensive military and naval museum that features weapons and artifacts dating from the 16th century.
The Varnum House museum sits on a hill overlooking the bay within walking distance ofMain Street. Built in 1773, the colonial mansion is a fine example of 18th century architecture. Guided tours are offered at both the armory and house during select times or by appointment.
With more than 25 eateries onMain Street alone, there’s