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Roger Williams National Memorial

Address: 282 North Main St., Providence, RI RI 02903 (Downtown Providence)
Phone Number: 401-521-7266
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Ranked #29 of 69 Attractions in Providence
Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
Owner description: This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, who ushered in the first...
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Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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North Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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311 reviews 311 reviews
105 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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988 attraction reviews
955 helpful votes 955 helpful votes
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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192 reviews 192 reviews
103 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
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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99 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Howell, New Jersey
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33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped here after our visit to capitol as it is only a few blocks away. Nice park with plenty of shade. Small little museum. Park ranger was very helpful with things to do and see in Providence.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

It's a very small park and museum but a good place to stop to see where it all started and learn a bit about Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island. The ranger in the museum was very helpful and they have a short informative film and some displays that give you an overview of why Williams founded RI and... More 

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