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State House

82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-222-2357
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Ranked #8 of 66 attractions in Providence
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Description: This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the Rhode Island colony.
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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Worth a trip to see on a walking tour of Providence's best architecture. Parking is not close, but 'doable'.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The RI State House is a building rich with history and beautiful architecture. After being given a tour of the building, you understand why it is one of the best attractions to visit while in Providence. Because the building is still used by government officials it is a very sophisticated atmosphere and you will occasionally see these officials roaming the... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I was very impressed by the beauty of this place , must have been one of the prettiest state houses I have ever seen. rich in history & culture . R.i. is a nice place to visit & see but I can.t imagine living here way to cold . I am so glad to have had the chance to learn... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The State House is a symbol that is visible over the Providence skyline. The stark white building has a large self-supporting marble dome. Inside the building is a portrait of George Washington. I walked through the public halls admiring the battle flags, the English style park with a small pond and other beautiful parts.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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160 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I had a nice wander around the state house, enjoying the architecture, high ceilings, some frescoes (or murals or whatever) and the symmetrical design. It's a nice spot to take a few photos and look at some history on display.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Came on a day that it was raining, but it only added to the beauty. The inside is marvellous - did not expect that kind of detail and embellishment. Came for the 2pm tour, ended up being just me and the tour guide who was very nice and extremely well versed in the history. The library is definitely one of... More

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Scarsdale, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It's located in a beautiful square, where you can take a walk, have a picnic, or just sit to read a book. Must see!

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ottawa
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21 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stopped in Providence as a way to break up a road trip between the stops of Jamestown and Boston. We walked along the canal where gondolas glide, stopped at the tourist information center to pick up maps and refill water bottles, and counted the steps to the top of the Capitol building. Providence seems like a clean and beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Took the last tour of the day at 2pm. We did not have to make reservations, just walked in. The tour guide was great, I think her name is Stephanie. The highlight for me (after seeing the 4th largest free standing dome in the world) was seeing the original charter that Roger Williams negotiated with King Charles in 1651?. This... More

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Pasadena, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I mean you should never miss a state Capitol Building, when u are in a state capitol :) You can just walk by and have the view, close to Amtrak station and Providence.

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