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Address: 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: +1 401-222-2357
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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So Majestic!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

If you are in Providence visiting, this attraction is hard to miss. Coming in by train - you will see it. Going to the mall - you will see it. The building itself is quite remarkable, tons of marble and gold.

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We planned on doing the self-guided tour, because we arrived too late for the guided tour. However, we ran into the tour after about 10 minutes and joined up with them. We are glad that we did, because the tour guide offered a lot of information that we would have missed.

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Norwich, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

As part of our bus tour we were given a guided tour of the state house. It was under renovations inside so we did not get full view of the dome view but we did get to see the governor as we waited for the elevator.

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