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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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New York City, New York
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651 reviews 651 reviews
194 attraction reviews
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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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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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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This memorial consists of a small park and a tinny visitor center with few information. It's not interesting and it is not worth a detour. If you are in this area, pass by and take a quick look (15 minutes is already enough).

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

There is a junior ranger program here for kids and a great chance to stretch your legs in a nice little park while learning some history. The 5 minute overview video was very well done and we enjoyed learning all about Roger William's way of thinking. The rangers here were awesome!

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My wife and I visited this memorial while touring downtown Providence and was happy we did so. We like visiting areas maintained by the National Park Service so we specifically looked for this one. It is a relatively small location as the visitors center only shows a 5 minute video. But it does give you a good opportunity to learn... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

John McNiff of the National Park Service makes this smallest of the National Parks (and the only one in Little Rhody) come alive with his ability to talk about Roger Williams, the topography of early Providence, the inter-relationships with the Narragansett Indians, the entire history of the first 60-70 years of the Mass Bay Colony and the settlers of Rhode... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Roger Williams is a monumental 17th century leader that few Americans have heard of. Not only was he the founding father of a Rhode Island but his fervent belief in the separation of church and state directly led to the 1st amendment of the constitution. The small visitor's center (free admission) provides a glimpse at the background and achievements of... More 

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