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Welcome to Providence Walking Tour

By Providence Tour Company
Recommended by 96% of travelers
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Ages 1-99, max of 20 per group
Duration:1h 45m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Top-tier Guide


Departure details
  • 11 Dorrance St, Providence, RI 02903, USA The meeting point is in the lobby of the Graduate Hotel.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 155213P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 155213P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    11 Dorrance St
    11 Dorrance St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    The meeting point is in the lobby of the Graduate Hotel.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Rhode Island State House
    Roger Williams National Memorial
    First Baptist Church in America
    Providence City Hall
    Waterplace Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

TooBookish
TooBookish
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Take this tour!
Knowledgeable, engaging, friendly guide provided a fun introduction to Providence's literary history with a focus o
charsimarmalade
charsimarmalade
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A wonderful experience!
Had an amazing tour of this fascinating & beautiful city with Bradley. He designed a special tour just for our gro
G6669TXjulier
G6669TXjulier
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Try the By The Book tour!
I went on the Providence by the Book tour, led by Sarah. She did a great job showing us around. Most of all, she ha
lizab992
lizab992
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Great way to explore and learn about Providence
My bookish partner and I had the BEST time with PVD Tour Co learning about Providence's literary history!! Even tho
425allied
425allied
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I loved exploring my own city!
I've lived in Providence for three years but I'm still learning about my city's history. Through Bradly's tour I le
291mashak
291mashak
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great COVID friendly activity
My sister and I did a last minute weekend getaway to RI and found Bradley's site online and were really excited abo
jaybH1873SK
jaybH1873SK
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Great tour about H.P. Lovecraft, Sissieretta Jones, Edgar Allan Poe, and Sarah Helen Whitman.
I loved this tour! Bradly is a very good guide. The tour was about H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and Sarah Helen
hooppla0896
hooppla0896
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Providence By The Books
Even on a hot day, Bradly was still an excited and energetic tour guide, extremely knowledgeable of the tour's topi
mamabear1RIA
mamabear1RIA
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Fun, friendly (and educational) scavenger hunt
The Providence Scavenger Hunt was great fun. We are residents, but tourists would love it too. The clues were great
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Tamara H
Leominster, MA12 contributions
May 2021
Kudos to Bradly (and Jimbo) for an awesome, educational, fun, 6-mile (custom) tour for our MeetUp groups!! Infusing wit, charm, and a sense of humor as well. I highly recommend this tour company that covered the major areas of a really beautiful city. Ending at Anthony's Authentic Italian Restaurant in Federal Hill - and finally a chance to sit down, haha!! - for a delicious meal was a true highlight. I hope to return in the fall with two new groups! Thank you very much!!
Written May 10, 2021
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bradlyj
It was so nice getting to you know you and your group, Tamara! Thanks for coming!
Written May 10, 2021
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Dennis F
8 contributions
Jul 2022
This was a nice, inexpensive tour of downtown Providence. I have no complaints of what you get for the money. The tour met inside the Graduate to start (formerly Biltmore), so I was a little unsure of exactly where to find my guide.

Our tour Guide, Jimbo, was very friendly.

Note to the tour operator:
What was here for the price was great. You could probably expand this a little bit to include a few more things like the Hopkins House, maybe Brown University, etc around the area and charge a little more.
Written July 8, 2022
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Ronald G
4 contributions
Tour was an excellent introduction to Providence. Our guide Jimbo was friendly, thorough, and went over and above. He talked to us about the city, gave us suggestions on food and activities, and after the tour even took the time to walk us to a day festival across town. If this is your first trip to Providence, take this tour.
Written June 24, 2021
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Thanks for the comment, Ronald! Jimbo always does 110% to make sure our guests are taken care of- I'll share your feedback with him.
Written August 21, 2021
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Worldlygirl127
Copenhagen, Denmark9 contributions
Mark from Providence Tour Company was amazing!! His knowledge about Providence & Rhode Island was impressive and his enthusiasm was contagious. He made the ‘Welcome to Providence’ walking tour so much fun! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to his fascinating stories about the colorful players & history of the city. A must-do for every new visitor to Providence!
Written June 12, 2021
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Mark is one of our top guides for a reason! Thanks for your feedback.
Written August 21, 2021
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Greg P
Charlton, MA300 contributions
Our guide Jimbo was super friendly, funny, and knowledgeable about the history of Providence. The tour was very well laid out and casual. The wife and I went as part of our anniversary and had a great time. I'd definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys history or would like to get to know the city of Providence a bit better.
Written October 17, 2021
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cvan-studio5
Massachusetts16 contributions
Three friends decided to do the walking tour of Providence. Our guide, Jimbo, called each of us that morning to remind us we were meeting him for the tour and left his number in case we had questions. We all met in the lobby of The Graduate Hotel (formerly the Biltmore) and headed out from there to the State House. The tour from the State House through Roger William Park, around RISD to the Arcade lasted about two hours, and Jimbo shared a lot of very interesting facts and history as we made our way around Providence. We all enjoyed it and were happy we decided to do this. Fun thing to do while in Providence, and would highly recommend.
Written June 26, 2022
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Jackie
Santiago, Chile6 contributions
Jul 2022
We were booked for a Saturday tour, but the guide was sick. We were notified that the tour had been cancelled well before we had left our hotel. We were offered a refund or to reschedule it for Sunday at 1230. We had a glass blowing class at 2, so the timing did not work out. Jeremy, the Sunday tour guide, offered to give the tour at 10 am. We were so glad that we accepted his offer to do the tour early. Jeremy was a wonderful tour guide who pointed out highlights of his native Providence. You will get to see the Capitol, Roger Williams park (loved his story about the statue at Roger Williams Univ), churches, Turk's head building, the arcade and much more. The tour is a wonderful introduction to Providence, and Jeremy kept us engaged. Even though the tour just was Jeremy and us , my husband and I had a lovely time with him. The conversation flowed, and he even gave us great coffee place recommendations. I hope that more specialized tours are offered soon. I would love to see a coffee tour! I will definitely take any future tours with Jeremy! We can't wait to visit Providence again!

Just a friendly reminder about tours in general - Please tip your tour guide. We are always in disbelief the amount of people who do not tip.
Written July 26, 2022
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Sharonwriter
York, ME7 contributions
Jun 2021
From trying to book this tour, via my hotel, our guide, Jimbo, was very helpful and informative. A friend and I went to Providence for her birthday. It was the hottest weekend so far. I was a little worried about doing a 2-hour walk in that heat and humidity.
Jimbo made sure to find all the shady places to stand or sit. It was at those places he shared his love of Providence and its history. It was an excellent overview of the city. You see a lot of architecture, both old and new, and the stories affiliated with them. These little-known stories bring Providence's history to life.
If you are looking for a way to introduce yourself to this fine city, I can think of no better way than a tour with this company.
Written June 17, 2021
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Thanks for braving the heat, Sharonwriter! I'll be sure to share your positive comments with Jimbo.
Written August 21, 2021
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solie422
Minneapolis, MN7 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable sharing many notables regarding Providence and Rhode Island. The walking was doable, avoided the hills. Our guide was highly attentive offering many opportunities to ask questions along the way. Highly recommend this tour! 🐔 🥛
Written October 10, 2021
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ronseidel
Jersey City, NJ4 contributions
Really great walking your. The guide was fantastic!

He told us interesting stories about Providence and the state of Rhode Island — from colonial times to modern day.

Solid, unbiased historical accounts. Some were funny, some really sad.

He also gave good recommendations.

It is a walking tour, so be prepared to walk! But totally worth it. Really enjoyed this tour.
Written September 5, 2021
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