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Roger Williams National Memorial

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Address: 282 North Main St., Providence, RI RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-521-7266
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This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams,...

This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, who ushered in the first government with religious freedom for all.

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Interesting Little Stop In Providence

There isn’t much to Roger Williams Memorial Park but it was enjoyable nonetheless. I had a few hours in Providence so I decided to walk around. It is near the Capitol building and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David E
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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131 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn’t much to Roger Williams Memorial Park but it was enjoyable nonetheless. I had a few hours in Providence so I decided to walk around. It is near the Capitol building and very accessible to walk to. It literally is a park with plants and paths and there even is an old well that serviced the area when Providence... More 

Thank David E
Vancouver, Washington
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by the visitors center. The staff were very kind and let us park for free while we walked around the city. They gave great directions. The park was beautiful!

Thank ALookingbill
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Quick stop with free parking that gives you the history of Roger Williams and Providence's founding. There is a five minute video, a small exhibit, and a park ranger that will give you more info and tips.

Thank Steven H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Lots of early American history here. Must visit information center to hear park rangers before touring the small park. Good place to rest during walking tour of Providence.

Thank SkipShane
Rochester, Michigan
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144 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Park rangers available for short movie and short walk and talk. If it was not for the rangers this would be nothing.

Thank janet s
Sherwood, Wisconsin
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420 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Unless you want to see a prime example of federal pork, how a senator can get a tiny park assigned a full time ranger, do not make a detour to see this. It is a simple small city park with a small ranger station and a short video of Roger Williams. If I were rating a small park, it might... More 

Thank z0607
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Great little park. More like a little city park. Free parking, 5 minute video in welcome center, ranger talk under the pop up canopy. Great picnic tables, perfect for lunch. Can see everything in 20 minutes.

Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A prime example of Federal "pork" thanks to the efforts of the late US Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI) who had the legislative muscle to have this smallest national memorial in the nation located in the smallest state.

Thank Rene L
Mount Olive, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

The park is a national monument dedicated to Roger Williams and the founding of Rhode Island. There is not much to see here except a small park, a good 5 minute video on Roger Williams, and a chance to get a national park stamp. The best feature of the park is the free 2 hour visitor parking that will allow... More 

Thank Stephen E
Herndon, Virginia
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127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a great introduction if you, like me, don't know much about Roger Williams or the history of Rhode Island. It's not large, and really just has a small video about the life and times of Roger Williams, but the rangers are really friendly and knowledgeable, so you get a pretty good framework for the history of Rhode Island. The... More 

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