A joint initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Brown University's John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Tour is a statewide mobile historical smartphone application that uses stories, sounds, and images to bring Rhode Island histories alive. For the initial phase of the project, tours have been developed by the Urban Pond Procession, Slater Mill, Ray Rickman, the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, and Sandra Enos of Bryant University. The five pilot projects present diverse approaches to Rhode Island history, including notable African Americans, Revolutionary War forts, early Rhode Island industries, orphanages and almshouses, and the natural and social history of an urban pond. The Humanities Council and Center for Public Humanities seek to adopt and scale best practices learned through early phases of the project to leverage the content developed from decades of grant projects, inspire new engagement, promote the use of “hyper-local” history and storytelling, and connect historical arenas in a variety of ways. Visit rhodetour.org to take a thematic tour from your computer, or download the mobile app from the App Store or Google Play for a new kind of Rhode Island guidebook.