- Historic Sites
Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
The commission operates a statewide historical preservation program that identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, structures, and archaeological sites. The commission also develops and carries out programs to document and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island's people. Rhode Island's historic buildings are an important resource for the present and future of the state. Old buildings provide needed housing and industrial and commercial space. They serve as cultural centers and as educational resources.