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Gorgeous homes, a real walk through history!

Well worth seeing. Walking is the best way to do it. It is a short uphill walk to Benefit Street... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marilyn M
Beautiful old Neighborhood.

Great street in a great neighborhood. Great for lazy strolls in the evening or morning. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth seeing. Walking is the best way to do it. It is a short uphill walk to Benefit Street from the waterfront.

1  Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great street in a great neighborhood. Great for lazy strolls in the evening or morning. Beautiful old, well maintained homes.

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Our wonderful guide, Denise, knew everything about this street and so much more. We were on a guided tour with the Rhode Island historical society. She had so many interesting stories to tell us. We learned so much.

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Wonderful area of Providence, and well worth the stop. A walk down Benefit, is a walk in history. You can easily spend an afternoon walking Benefit St., Brown University and Thayer St. (cool shops) Spend the whole day by visiting RISD Museum as well.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

I have always enjoyed benefit Street because it takes you back many, many years and gives you the feeling of the 1700's. My daughter went to school at RISD and we always feel welcome there.

1  Thank Marlene H
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a great point of start for a walk around College Hill in Providence. There is parking along the road, a very cozy bar called "The Benefit" where to grab something to eat and drink. On Benefit St find RISD and few other museums,...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

I really love the history here! The old houses are amazing, with such character and life. I especially appreciated the plaques telling whose houses they were and when they were built.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is PVD at its most charming. Strolling down Benefit during the autumn or spring is just lovely. The architecture is so quaint.

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

This was a nice walk in Providence. The sidewalk was uneven in some places, and you have to pay to park in this area.

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Reviewed July 30, 2018

...with the Stephen Hopkins House, the Athenaeum, churches, coffee houses, arts and crafts clubs, and more. Great street for a a half-day stroll with lots of stopovers.

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No there's not, but hotel nearby like The Hilton and biltmore can help with may questions yo have, and also in tayer st brown university there'S places for answers.
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