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Address: 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-222-2357
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Description: This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the...
This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the Rhode Island colony.
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Gorgeous!

One of the nicest looking State Houses I've seen, looks like a miniature of the Capital Building in DC. Is also visible from most places around the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the nicest looking State Houses I've seen, looks like a miniature of the Capital Building in DC. Is also visible from most places around the city.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We learned so much about the state of Rhode Island from our guide, She obviously loves this State! This is a beautiful building with a lot of history associated with it. The lobby holds a cannon from the Revolutionary War that up until 1962 could have blown up the whole place! They did take it away and removed the 100... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This landmark and center of Rhode Island's government, designed by the era's greatest commercial architectural firms, McKim, Mead & White. It is a beautiful building and albeit it not large, its prominence is in its architectural, historical and governmental importance.

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maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I took one of the daily tours that are offered and I enjoyed walking through the building. The marble is beautiful and the rooms that are open for viewing were worth seeing.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Definitely a much nicer state house than the one in Boston. Beautifully lit, we didn't make it in time to go inside. I would come back to see if just off the photos that are posted on trip advisor.

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Xanxere, SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Rhode Island State house is very beautiful. It is good to take a walk around and maybe spend some time on the grass. There is a small museum inside with a little bit of Rhode Island history. It is also close to the train station and the waterfire place.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We weren't even sure if we could go in (no obvious signs). But once inside it is well worth a visit. There are free guided tours and some impressive interiors. This building is beautiful both inside and out.

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Cazenovia, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Informative tour and a beautiful State House. And we used it as our directional point as we were walking about the city. If we could see the State House, we knew we couldn't get too lost.

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Grimsby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A pleasant walk from the hotel, nice much to say. Well groomed landscape. Otherwise, nothing special to mention

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Metered parking on North side of building. ... have quarters. You enter in the North side which is actually the back of the building. They have guided tours, we jumped on one in process. Beautiful dome. They have many historic flags by the south side across from the main entrance. The lady in the Capitol Visitor Center was helpful. Roger... More 

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