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Roger Williams National Memorial

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nice park in the city

I love this local park. great place to wallk dog and they sometimes have doggy bags. Well... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
maureenmccoy
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Providence, Rhode Island
Small Park, Big Impact

This is one of the smallest National Park units in the US, in one of the smallest states. That... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
lou1776
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Long Island, New York
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Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the founder of Rhode Island and his ideal of the Liberty of Consciousness. Roger Williams arrived in what he named Providence in 1636, attracted by a freshwater spring. The site grew into a settlement...more
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282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

While small in size this park is big in heart. Nice history display and great outdoor summer concerts.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

Staff here are really informative and helpful. They also run the junior ranger program, which gives you something to do with your littles. Very nice park, if small - but a nice little green walk in the middle of the city!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I love this local park. great place to wallk dog and they sometimes have doggy bags. Well mantained. Occasioanlly homeless.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the smallest National Park units in the US, in one of the smallest states. That doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of a visit, as it memorializes one of the most important people in our history. Roger Williams left England seeking religious...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank lou1776
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This is a rather small park in the middle of Providence. It is a nice walk with some interesting plaques and a small visitor center with a 5 minute film. Nice to visit if you are in town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeannie V
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We can thank Roger Williams for the Freedom of Religion part of the First Amendment. Here is where Roger Williams fought for the idea that religion must not be subject to state regulation but should be a matter of individual conscience. Thomas Jefferson so liked...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Even though you are in downtown Providence, you would not know it walking the paths along the river in this quiet area ripe with places for appreciation of nature and introspection. Not necessarily a destination, but a great way to walk back from the State...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

This was a nice park with a nice message of respect for different beliefs. The park surrounding the visitor center was also nice and shady on a hot day. The staff were great and were able to teach me that although I am from Canada...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Ken L
Reviewed July 18, 2018

There's not much to see or do at this National Memorial. A friend and I were visiting Providence and Newport for a weekend, and we visited this park. We walked around and read a few signs, but there's just not that much to it. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Alexis B
Reviewed July 17, 2018

The history of Roger Williams and Rhode Island as a colony was really fascinating. A part of US history I was not familiar with and think deserves more notice.

Date of experience: July 2018
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schmayla98
New York
Historic Providence not handicap friendly (0 Replies)
I traveled with my family to Providence this past weekend. We navigated the downtown area on N Main St by Roger Williams National Memorial Park & RISD Museum. We had difficulty at almost every single crosswalk because one of my family members is in a wheelchair. Some of the gaps between the sidewalk and the road were two inches, so this required her to get out of her wheelchair each time we needed to cross the street, or seek out a driveway to use. If she needed to push her own wheelchair or...More
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