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  • Among the enormous houses built in Newport during the 19th century is William K. Vanderbilt's Marble House, so called for the half-million cubic feet of marble used to build it.

  • The White Horse Tavern in Newport was built in 1673 and is the oldest operating tavern in the U.S.

  • New England's oldest Masonic Temple in Warren was built in the 18th century with timbers from British frigates sunk in Newport Harbor during the Revolutionary War.

  • The Touro Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in North America. Build in 1763, the synagogue houses the oldest torah in North America.

  • Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the U.S. It could fit into Alaska 425 times.

  • The Flying Horse Carousel in Watch Hill is the nation's oldest carousel.

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