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State House

Address: 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-222-2357
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Ranked #11 of 136 things to do in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government buildings, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the Rhode Island colony.
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Type: Government buildings, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A great place to bring your kids who are interested in history. This building is huge and beautiful. If you are ever in Providence, RI then this is a place to be looking at. The grounds are kept nice and clean. There is a fee for parking in the area though so be warned.

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been to the State House many times within the past half year, and have had nothing but good experiences. This building dates back to late 1900s and symbolizes the expansion of Rhode Island and the city of Providence. There is so much history inside the marble walls that makes visitors realize just how special Providence is. The state... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Definitely, it is one of the most popular attractions in RI. We made a reservation online for a tour before we went there. The tour guide is extremely nice and knowledgable and she showed me around the State House. It is the forth biggest self-supported marble dome in the world and it worths 1.1 billion dollar nowadays. There are a... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The State House is a beautiful building and it is a must see. As you walk in you instantly feel astonished by the beauty of it. The building is covered with nice Georgia marble and gold. The tour was very informational. They give you the background of the building with all of its history and the purpose of it. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went to Providence on a Sunday so there wasn't much going on and State House was closed but I took some amazing pictures! State House sticks out as one of the most impressive landmarks to see. The grounds were immaculate and offered great views of the surrounding city. I'm hoping to return this year to get the full tour... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I always have to visit this place, and sometimes I take walks with friends and family around the area. There is so much to learn.

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Winnemucca, Nevada, Usa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A beautiful building on a hill over looking the city. Plenty of parking available and large grassy areas surround the building. Worth a visit.

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Cumming, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Capitol grounds are huge! Parking was surprisingly easy. It's metered, so bring change. We interrupted a press conference inside, for one of the candidates running for governor - a bit exciting for the kids, not so much for the newsmen. We did the self-guided tour and were done in under an hour.

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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We took the 11am tour on a quiet morning, only 6 of us in total who were taken round in about 45 minutes by the main guide and some of her interns who were training. They were all really good, although a lot of it was learnt by rote. The inside is dramatic and stunning, with paintings, sculptures and gleaming... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Visited late in the afternoon..the sun was going down and the entire building was bathed in a golden glow. No one was around. Amazing piece of architecture. Lovely grounds to stroll around in...great as part of a walking tour of central Providence.

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