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Address: Providence, RI
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A mile of history is packed onto this cobblestone street lined with...
A mile of history is packed onto this cobblestone street lined with historic buildings. The Nightingale-Brown House, built in 1792, home to five generations of the Nicholas Brown Family (of Brown University) is a "must see" on the block.
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History Lovers - don't miss this!

This was my favorite thing about Providence. The colonial homes are absolutely stunning. The neighborhood is safe and shady. I love the signs on each home listing the original... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite thing about Providence. The colonial homes are absolutely stunning. The neighborhood is safe and shady. I love the signs on each home listing the original owner and date. I wish I had more time to spend on the street. I also wish I had taken the Historical Society's Tour. I had a ton of questions that... More 

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Ligonier PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A time-honored New England Street with residences and churches, many with historical markers. Similar to some streets in Boston.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Benefit Street is located in the heart of Providence within walking distance of downtown Providence. Many of the homes on Benefit Street are old houses, over one hundred years old. The street has much character and close to many historic sites. Benefit Street is walking distance from Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design and Johnson and Wales University.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you're looking for a stroll filled with architectural gems, this is your spot! Very close to the heart of things.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This area was very quaint and the buildings and homes were lovely. The carvings and scroll woodworking on the buildings were beautiful to see. My knees wouldn't allow me to walk the street but my husband and I appreciated the view from the car. If you are in the area, go to Benefit Street!

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Andover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Really nice part of Providence with lots of charm and interesting buildings. Quiet, clean, classy and worth the visit. Plenty more to do in nearby downtown area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Climb up steep Steeple/Thomas street, then head right or left and enjoy the quiet and beauty of Benefit Street. Old classic buildings -- homes and institutions -- all just a short hill climb from the river front. A different view than down the hill -- divert here some time when coming to see Riverfire. Walk up and down from Main... More 

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Take a stroll along Benefit Street from North Main St to Wickenden St to experience it all. Lots of historic homes and churches. Close to Brown University, RISD, JWU and downtown. Lovely in all seasons.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Wow, some of these homes are simply amazing; so old, so historic in nature, so we'll kept, so impressive!,,

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It was raining but did not stop me from walking a long length of this street as well as up Angell. Its just lovely.

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Address: Providence, RI
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill

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