Benefit Street

Benefit Street, Providence: Address, Phone Number, Benefit Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Benefit Street
4.5
Neighborhoods • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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A mile of history is packed onto this cobblestone street lined with historic buildings. The Nightingale-Brown House, built in 1792, home to five generations of the Nicholas Brown Family (of Brown University) is a "must see" on the block.
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John M
New York City, NY563 contributions
Beautiful area
Jul 2021
I went to Benefit Street and the surrounding area as part of a self-guided literary tour. The history of this street is incredible - so many houses hold a treasure trove of history. There is also a beautiful and atmospheric quality to the area - even those who are not interested in history will enjoy it.
Written August 22, 2021
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Barry N
Coventry, RI3,235 contributions
History live here on this street. great old homes.
Jun 2021
going back to the 1700 s some of these homes are that old and are still being lived in today. Very famous people lived on this street. George M Cohen,Lovecraft are just two. If you like old homes and how they were built then just stroll down this great street and you will love them.
Written July 27, 2021
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MayLehmannNYC
New York City, NY610 contributions
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STREET IN PROVIDENCE!
Oct 2020
Shy of two miles long, Benefit street is a veritable "stroll" back in history as the street highlights 18th and 19th architecture. Modern street lights are replaced by faux gas lights which only add to the charm of this street. A walk at dusk when the lights come on is a must!
Written October 24, 2020
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Cheryl's M
2 contributions
History
Sep 2019
We had a very short time to see anything in Rhode Island. We chose to drive Benefit Street and saw the 1st Baptist church being taken care of. Although these may not be the #1 tourist attractions on tripadvisor, we enjoyed them immensely!! So much history. We went on to Plimouth Plantation that same day and also enjoyed that. It was at the end of September 2019 and we thoroughly enjoyed our one day in Rhode Island!!
Written February 17, 2020
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Doris D
East Harlem, NY36 contributions
Wonderful examples of Federalist and Colonial architecture
Feb 2020
A great street and restoration area to explore. The Rhode Island Historical Society regularly has tours of the section of Providence, and they are worth enquiring about. The docents are knowledgeable and the walking tours are not too strenuous.
Written February 16, 2020
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Secret Eatboy
22 contributions
here's a song
Jul 2019
Benifit street!
>clap clap<
where all the kids meet!
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get a sandwich with meat
at Geoffs'
and see some art on the street
clap clap
there's a fountian that's sweet
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Benifit street!!!
Written December 20, 2019
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Dell L
Austin, TX125 contributions
Historical Providence
Sep 2019
We decided to go to Providence from Texas on a whim and it turned out great. The people are friendly and the areas like Benefit Street near Brown University is wonderful for strolling.
Written October 27, 2019
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Mr. Roderick
42 contributions
Great place to walk around
Oct 2019
This is a great area with many beautiful old buildings. However, you have to walk very carefully and make sure you don't get run over by a crazy driver. Some drivers won't stop at a crosswalk. Make sure you're health and life insurance is updated.
Written October 18, 2019
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Jake23
New Jersey6,075 contributions
Nice walk
Oct 2019 • Couples
One of the many nice streets in Providence for a walk. It’s very close to the Brown campus and runs through the RISD campus. There was an art show there today.
Written October 12, 2019
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mkfiddle
Providence, RI3 contributions
Good for walking
Oct 2019
Benefit Street is a lovely shaded street to walk on with historic buildings and views of downtown between the buildings.
Written October 9, 2019
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