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On Thursday, July 23rd, the unveiling of the first Rhode Island Slave History Medallion(RISHM) in Newport took place on Bowen’s Wharf. The bronze medallion was installed on the old Stevens Ship Chandlery building (now The Sail Loft), which is registered with the Library of Congress’s Historic American Buildings Survey and dates back to 1783. Equipped with QR code

The wellness of the visitors, merchants, and employees has always been our greatest concern and priority. As people have begun to leave their homes more frequently and establishments have reopened, we’d like to assure our visitors that Bowen’s Wharf and its merchants are taking necessary precautions and following the CDC and local government’s guidance on how to

Sailmaker's shops, sail-drying lofts, and a whole array of buildings that were essentials for a busy maritime wharf are what you'll find on historic Bowen's Wharf. Brick walls, granite quays, and 18th-century commercial wharf building bring you back to our beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with

With summer right around the corner, now more than ever are people feeling that urge to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. If you are like many New Englanders, the need for dining and shopping increases as the nice weather comes our way. As the state slowly starts to reopen, we are thrilled to see the

During these difficult times, there is one thing for sure: supporting your favorite restaurants and stores is still possible. As the Anchor of Newport, Bowen’s Wharf is home to many popular attractions, including dining, shopping, and tours. We encourage you to support these local businesses now when they need it most. Consider purchasing a gift card, curbside takeout, or a gift for a friend or family member’s birthday.

Whether you’re shopping for your sweetheart, BFF, or family member, we got you covered for all the great finds and exclusive deals for anyone on your list this Valentine’s Day! Fall in love at Bowen’s Wharf! Whether you’re looking for something that will put a sparkle in her eyes or just want to spread some love to family or friends, this guide will help

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