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State House

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Address: 82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903-1105
Phone Number: 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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Architecture at it's Finest!

Excellent example of what our country's state capitals buildings look like. It commands power and beauty along with examples of where our democracy does it's business.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New York City, New York, USA
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent example of what our country's state capitals buildings look like. It commands power and beauty along with examples of where our democracy does it's business.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thats a nice place to relaxing. a nice, old building. directly next to the shoping center. Central point to start sight seeing

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rhode Island State House is a Beautiful Place to Visit,A lot of History there,I grew up in the Neighborhood and They use to let Us Play Baseball,Football Sledding on The Lawn,,Was there all the time with my Brothers and Friends. Great Memories there...

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Jackson, Ohio
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92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This building anchors the city and is an imposing and magnetic attraction. And as usual the rotunda is impressive as is the Governor's reception area with its original of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart. Past that it is a fairly "plain jane" building. The Senate chamber is an embarrassment. Scarlett O'hara wouldn't make a dress out of those deep green... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Providence this a must see as it is an attractive State Capitol and always interesting as you tour through. It's rotunda is beautiful, If you are able to latch on to a walking tour that is always a plus but if not self guided is just fine. We were able to walk with a young man who had... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Went here for my sisters graduation has not go in a long time it was nice to revisit and see the beautiful ceilings take many pics also bring quarters for the parking outside

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Far more sophisticated than some of its political inhabitants. But, that said, tour this fantastic building that anchors the city of Providence and is a constant reminder of the power of the people if they choose to wield it. I love my city and state and statehouse.

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new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at around noon when no guided tours are typically scheduled. We had planned to do a self-guided tour since we were pressed for time. However, the staff generously treated to a 40 minute guided tour just for us. We were impressed with the guides enthusiasm for the beautiful McKim, Mead and White building along with her pride in... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The country's second largest unsupported dome is really great to see. I only go there to protest or support bills being considered. Even then the legislators here are mostly the "once I'm in office i'll stay here forever and they don't seam to care too much for any of the opions of the voters once there "in" :(

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Tijuana, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Classical us building. Nice place to do a quick stop. 30 minutes should be enough. Landmark of providence

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