The Revolutionary Road through Rhode Island and Connecticut is defined as the route over which the French Army deployed from their 1780 encampment to join the American forces at White Plains, NY, in early 1781. Key points are as follows:
- Newport, RI, by boat to Providence, RI
- State Route 14 (or 14A) out of Rhode Island
- Pass through Plainfield, CT, on Route 14
- Pick up on US 6 west of Willimantic
- Andover on US 6
- Bolton on US I-384
- Manchester and East Hartford on Rt 15
- Hartford on US I-84
- Farmington then south on Rt 10 to Waterbury
- US Rt 6 on to Danbury and Ridgebury, then into New York
To enjoy the most of the historic sites during a drive, one might stay on the 2-lane US Route 6 as much as possible. The following is suggested: Take CT Route 14A west from the Rhode Island border to CT Route 14 west from Plainfield to CT Route 66 west in Windham (Note Willimantic is a “city” within Windham). Pick up US Route 6 west in Columbia (next town west of Windham & Willimantic) and follow Route 6 all the way to where it joins I-84 in Manchester. Follow I-84 west to West Hartford where Route 6 splits off and heads west to Farmington. From Farmington take CT Route 10 south to Southington where again one may pick up I-84 west all the way to the New York state line.
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