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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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Great view from the train station

Tallest marble capital dome in US. Great view from the train stations. Tours daily If you found this review helpful please note below and consider adding this reminder to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Although it is a breathtaking building you can clearly see the neglect. The current administration is not maintaining the building very well, rust, flaking paint, worn and faded window treatments scene from the outside. Upon entering you are rudely accosted by a security guard dressed in fluorescent green clothes and armed to the hilt.The security area is huge and takes... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Tallest marble capital dome in US. Great view from the train stations. Tours daily If you found this review helpful please note below and consider adding this reminder to your own reviews. I appreciate being reminded.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Yes, RI is the smallest state, but we have the grandest state house in the country. It is capped by one of only five unsupported marble domes in the world, and the nation's capital is not one of them. Well worth the trip to this building set spectacularly on a hill of lawn. If you arrive by train, come out... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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35 helpful votes 35 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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