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State House

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Address: 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903
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+1 401-222-2357
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This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the...

This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the Rhode Island colony.

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Beautiful building with free tour, so worth it!

My friend and I decided to check out Providence for the weekend. We live in NYC and the bus was just 3 hours and cost $10. So why not? I strongly recommend coming to Providence... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Michael G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I decided to check out Providence for the weekend. We live in NYC and the bus was just 3 hours and cost $10. So why not? I strongly recommend coming to Providence. The State House was among our best highlights. Not only is the domed building majestic, but our guide was so friendly and engaging. Even though... More 

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Bayside, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Not only is this a big and good looking building it is full of history. This State building call itself, "the building of the people." And that it is. Full of Rhode Island facts and history. One should take advantage of the free tour and the beautiful architecture of this building. The stairway and Library are worth seeing,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Rhodes Island State House during our trip in US. Very good services for guests with the opportunity to take a guided tour or some materials for a set guided visit. In the library are available materials for children too. The big Christmas tree and the special Christmas concert by the RI school children gift to all the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

The Rhode Island State House might not be big, but it's beautiful and majestic. A must see in Rhode Island for its history and beauty.

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Nashville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

As part of our quest to tour all of the U S state capitol buildings, we stopped in Providence to visit Rhode Island’s statehouse. Unfortunately, the restoration of the rotunda was still in progress, and we did not get to see what is probably the most beautiful and impressive part of the building. We did get to see the house... More 

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Rockford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My wife and I visited recently, but you could not see much inside due to the extensive renovations. I would recommend waiting until they are finished.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

If you are visiting the area be sure to take time to walk up to the State House. The building is magnificent. I wish I had time to tour inside but was so glad I got to see it. It is an easy walk from Providence Place, the Convention Centre and the Omni Hotel.

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Paso Robles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

A friend recommended coming to the State House when they offered a guided tour - and it was well worth it! You learn so much about the history of Rhode Island and of the State House itself. Very well done. It is a beautiful building and sits prominently on a small bluff with a view of downtown. Inside the dome,... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

One of the grand American state houses, the Rhode Island state house is a must visit location. Beautiful rolling lawns with lush frontage and amazing marble and stone work. Can't miss!

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The rotunda is being restored so there is scaffolding everywhere but you can at least see pictures of what it's going to look like. Hard to find the entrance but the security guards were very helpful and even let us in the employee entrance, still had to go through the metal detector but he was so helpful and pointed out... More 

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