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State House

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82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903-1105
+1 401-222-2357
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Architectural Gem in Providence!

After visiting Providence, and being less than impressed with much of the downtown architecture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashton S
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
Amazing

I went there for Greek independence day event and I was amazed on how nice this State house looked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JimGeorgiou23
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Newport, Rhode Island
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This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the Rhode Island colony.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rhode island” (54 reviews)
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82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903-1105
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"beautiful building"
in 35 reviews
"guided tour"
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"rhode island"
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"free tour"
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"reception room"
in 8 reviews
"legislative chambers"
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"self guided"
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"metal detector"
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"architectural wonder"
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"free standing dome"
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"white marble"
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"nice grounds"
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"gilbert stuart"
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"civil war"
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"learning experience"
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"worth a visit"
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"great history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Providence, and being less than impressed with much of the downtown architecture, coming across the State House was was a nice surprise! I was impressed by the maintenance of the structure; the statue on top is clearly cleaned regularly, as it displayed no...More

Thank Ashton S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there for Greek independence day event and I was amazed on how nice this State house looked compare to anything else in the area was by far the nicest building.

Thank JimGeorgiou23
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rhode Island's state house is grand and elegant. Its stately facade is comparable with the White House. Unfortunately it has a poor maintenance and the building is now grey in color.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taking a free tour of the State House is a great treat! On the outside, it has the most beautiful Italian architecture outside of DC. On the inside there are a number of interesting historical artifacts with great stories, including a cannon from the Civil...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a self-guided tour and enjoyed all the great décor in the building. There is a great display of cannon right as you come in - from Bull Run and Gettysburg. They are in the battle flag area. The legislative chambers are nice but...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent many years working in this building and it holds a special place in my heart! It is a stunning building abounding with history....VISIT!

Thank Christina A
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

One of the nicer capitol buildings. Very small compared to some states, but lovely to see. Great stained glass and lots of marble.

Thank kevin s
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

We did a tour of the State House with Ashley and Sean, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and had answers for all of our questions. They took us into both chambers and pointed out interesting facts that you would have...More

Thank David D
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

I love visiting state capitols and getting to see the inner workings of things so this was right up my alley. Parking to get inside was a bit tricky. Had to settle for street parking but still a very cool experience.

Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

If you are visiting Providence and have even the slightest interest in grand buildings then you should not miss State House. Free entry during the week will allow you to see a most spectacular building with what I was told was the fourth highest dome...More

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Karl S
December 27, 2015|
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Response from jacklyle34 | Reviewed this property |
Its right across the street although the main entrance faces the opposite direction so it could be a 10 minute jaunt around to the Smith Street side.
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