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#1 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Educational Sites
University located in Providence.
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#2 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Performances; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: WaterFire Providence is an independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors... more » Owner description: WaterFire Providence is an independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. This award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s over eighty sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city. « less
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#3 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings
This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the Rhode Island colony.
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#4 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Educational Sites
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#5 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Biking Trails; Cemeteries
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#6 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Libraries; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
One of America's oldest lending libraries established in 1753.
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#7 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Sip a strong espresso at an outdoor cafe, grab a quick pizza for lunch or dine in style at a gourmet Italian restaurant in... more » Owner description: Sip a strong espresso at an outdoor cafe, grab a quick pizza for lunch or dine in style at a gourmet Italian restaurant in this historic section of the city, also know as Little Italy. You'll know you have arrived by the huge arched gateway, with a bronzed pinecone, which marks the entry to the neighborhood. « less
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#8 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing... more » Owner description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing shops, bookstores, music shops and cafes. « less
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#9 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
The oldest Baptist church in America, founded by Roger Williams in 1638.
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#10 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Educational Sites
Rhode Island university known for its food program.
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#11 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Romantic area with a fountain.
#12 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Take a tour of the 1707 home of Declaration-signer Stephen Hopkins, his family and their slaves, eight rooms full of... more » Owner description: Take a tour of the 1707 home of Declaration-signer Stephen Hopkins, his family and their slaves, eight rooms full of antiques, Hopkins heirlooms and 18th century atmosphere. Learn about Rhode Island's own Founding Father and his house, the city's oldest, moved twice but virtually unmodernized, where George Washjngton was a guest in 1776. Relax in our parterre garden designed by Alden Hopkins of Williamsburg. We're on Benefit Street between the John Brown House and Roger Williams' First Baptist Church, a block from the RSD Museum, the Providence Athenaeum, the Brown campus and spectacular WaterFire. Open Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM, May though November, and year-round by appointment. « less
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#13 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Art Galleries
This is said to be the oldest art club in the nation, designed to foster an appreciation for local arts.
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#14 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, who ushered in the first government with religious... more » Owner description: This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, who ushered in the first government with religious freedom for all. « less
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#15 of 32 attractions in Providence
#16 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Libraries
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#17 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Providence area where there are street performers.
#18 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Neighborhoods
Off-beat neighborhood located between Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
#19 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings
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#20 of 32 attractions in Providence
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#21 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Libraries
Owner description: Maintained by the Rhode Island Historical Society, the library holds the largest and most important historical collections in... more » Owner description: Maintained by the Rhode Island Historical Society, the library holds the largest and most important historical collections in existence relating to Rhode Island. The RIHS Library houses some 5,000 manuscripts, 100,000 books and printed items, 400,000 photographs and maps, 9 million feet of motion-picture film. « less
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#22 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Neighborhoods
International and off-beat youthful area with antique shops, galleries and cafes.
#23 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Religious Sites
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#24 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Civic Centers
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#25 of 32 attractions in Providence
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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#26 of 32 attractions in Providence
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Category: Architectural Buildings

The house is located at the intersection of S Main and College St., adjacent to the canal in downtown Providence.  The house was constructed in 1775. Originally, the bottom level... more »

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Category: History Museums
Site of the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Museum of Rhode Island history.
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Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Built in 1791 for Colonel Joseph Nightingale, a merchant who traded with China, this structure is the largest wood frame... more » Owner description: Built in 1791 for Colonel Joseph Nightingale, a merchant who traded with China, this structure is the largest wood frame Federal-style house in the city. « less
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