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Address: , Providence, RI
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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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this area gives the impression of the old days when RI was new. the houses are authentic and it looks a bit like a movie set. very pretty. lot of things to see like RISD museum

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

this area gives the impression of the old days when RI was new. the houses are authentic and it looks a bit like a movie set. very pretty. lot of things to see like RISD museum

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maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I took a couple of tours (walking and bus) that led through Benefit Street and it was nice to see the historic homes in the area. It's too bad that there aren't more historic homes open for viewing (like in Charleston or Savannah) but the architecture is worth seeing.

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Queens Village, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best streets to visit in the nation to see an almost unbroken line of mid-1800s residences, and, for the most part, beautifully maintained. Don't miss the "Shunned House" from the story by H.P. Lovecraft of the same name -- also this is the same house that Edgar Allen Poe would frequent when hoping to become more romantically... More 

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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

Huge original estates. A lot turned into multi family living homes. Back set upon the beautiful brown university. A walk might be a little much but a nice drive slowly allows you to take in all its beauty.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you like rich history and colonial homes well Benefit street is for you. Each home gives you a feel of old rhode island. Wonderfully kept this is a place to truly see some great architecture

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We took a tour with a docent named Deena. She was very knowledgeable and a value for the money. 2 hours.

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited this area in early Aug. Found a nearby parking lot on a Fri. morning and walked up and down the streets. Beautiful old homes from the 1700's and 1800's. Well maintained and clean streets. Plaques on most of the houses with the date built. Also in the district is Brown University which is a nice peaceful campus. Almost all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Finally took the time to walk down this historic street. When there are no cars driving by, you are transported back in time. Stunning homes all well labeled with original owner and year built. Loved every minute.

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Rye, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

If you love history and architecture, you will appreciate the stroll down this street. Very cool....

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A must see. A walk down Benefit St us a walk through living history. Historic homes that are not museums, but still used as homes. A really nice part of Providence.

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