Click here for an interactive map of over 50 Sowams locations with links to their descriptive pages.

Many of the fifty locations in the Sowams Heritage Area can be seen on a variety of guided and self-guided tours.

Each reveals aspects of the life of those First People as well as the process by which English colonists moved into that area and displaced the aboriginal inhabitants in the 1600s.

Currently available guided tours:

1. 17th Century Providence 90-minute Guided Bus Tour
2. Sowams Heritage Area Guided 90-minute walking tour of 17th century Providence
3. 17th Century Bristol, Barrington and Warren two-hour Guided Bus Tour
4. 17th Century East Bay three-hour Guided Bus Tour
5. 17th Century Rehoboth, Massachusetts 90-minute Guided Bus Tour

E-Mail Sowams Heritage Area Project Coordinator David Weed at to arrange for a tour, described below, or to develop a new tour

Click here for a six-page detailed description of available Sowams Heritage Area tours.

Any of the following six Pocket Tour Guides can be printed on both sides of 8 1/2 X 11″ paper (set “fit to paper”) and folded to fit your pocket.


Printed Pocket Tour Guides can be found at the locations listed below or by going to the Sowams Maps & Brochures page and clicking on each map to open tour guides that you can print yourself.

Linden Place, Bristol
Bristol Harbor Inn, 259 Thames Street, Bristol
Rogers Free Library, Bristol
George Hail Library, Warren
Barrington Public Library
Weaver Library, East Providence
Seekonk Public Library
Blanding Library, Rehoboth
Swansea Public Library
Rochambeau Library, Providence
Bristol Historic Preservation Society
Carpenter Museum, Rehoboth
Warren Cider Works, Warren
Go Providence office, Providence
RI Council on the Humanities office, Providence
Coffee Depot, Warren
Barrington Preservation office, Barrington Library
East Bay Chamber of Commerce, Warren
Warren Town Hall
East Providence Town Hall

Click on any of the downloadable self-guided tour guides below for an 8 1/2 X 14″ page that can be printed on legal length paper.