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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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Description: 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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Nice, Tiny Park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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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 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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.

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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 

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Herndon, Virginia
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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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I liked reading the information board but this was not a place to linger in the rain. Went off and trotted to the colleges instead.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Roger Williams National Memorial is a park in the center of Providence, RI that explores the history of the founder of the state. Roger Williams is best known as one of the original champions of religious freedom, and founded the state of Rhode Island based on this principle. Tours are available from the visitor's center to learn more about... More 

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

enjoy the show great actors. wonderful time hope other get to come. fun full. great costume the actor had. Hope all will enjoy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

A pretty small homage park to Roger Williams, just a short walk through it is all it takes, but gardens are well kept, and it's got benches and space to enjoy a picnic or get out of the way of traffic for a short time.

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chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The entire city of Providence exists to pay homage to Rober Williams. A short visit here to see the 5 minute movie and get any questions answered by the ranger on duty sets it in your mind. Do visit this most beautiful and sleeper city-well worth it. There is 2 hour parking available here

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