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Address: Providence, RI
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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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Pretty Street

A main drag with lots of pretty houses and sites to visit including the RISD Museum and the Atheneum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A main drag with lots of pretty houses and sites to visit including the RISD Museum and the Atheneum.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't beat the charm and history of Providence. Bring a tour guide or book, it'll be so worth it! Parking can be tough but there not impossible. Plenty of public transit as well.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I LOVE this street. Its so beautiful in every season! The history and the college surroundings make for a peaceful yet urban walk. The Architecture gives the most spectacular backdrop for a Wonderful walk. I usually park on this street to walk to other areas just to spend time here. Take your time to enjoy this street!

Thank regina321
Chatham, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Very interesting to walk along Benefit St and see how well preserved these OLD homes are. Each and every one is is terrific condition at least on the outside. We enjoyed seeing them.

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

As the name of the street, this street has its benefits! Different stores are available to walk in and great foods :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Just had parents weekend at RISD and walk the street back and forth. Great vendors, great people, great schools

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Rochester, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Unless you have a guide this will be a very quick drive by to see the outside of the old houses. Without a guide you do not know one house from the other.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We didn't find this street interesting at all. The sidewalk are not stroller friendly and the buildings we just old......they didn't seem to have a lot of character

1 Thank eweesabres
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

While visiting Brown University, we decided to explore the nearby neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. We came across this very narrow stretch of streets with mostly restored or well maintained historical residences currently occupied by probably folks of financial means.... The architecture and styles of buildings illustrating a time of practicality and whimsy. If you like looking at different styles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A street of houses of so many styles that it covers many ages. The guidebooks are helpful unless you can get a guided tour. Steep to walk up to but well worth the exercise.

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