Historic Warwick Neck
Warwick Neck is a charming peninsula located between Narragansett Bay and Greenwich Bay. First settled in 1660, the natural beauty quickly became a great drawl for many wealthy families and before the 1938 hurricane, Warwick was home to more resident millionaires than any community in the country.
In 1901, Senator Nelson Aldridge’s daughter Abbey married John D. Rockefeller at the Senator’s 70 room estate on the Bay. The wedding was the social event of its time attended by the nation’s political and industrial elite. Continuing in this fabled tradition, The Aldridge Mansion, is now open to the public and is a popular setting for weddings and other social events.
Warwick neck is also home to some of the most picturesque golf courses in the state; Warwick Country Club with a Donald Ross designed course and Harbor Lights Marina Golf and Country Club, a full service marina with over 200 slips, a pool club, and a 9 hole par 72 course designed by Geoffrey Cornish.
A constant reminder of the area’s seafaring past, the Warwick Lighthouse is another notable landmark that has guided boats up the narrow passage since 1827. Warwick neck is also the former home of Rocky Point Amusement Park, an iconic symbol of Rhode Island’s past.