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Address: 282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
Phone Number: +1 401-521-7266
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This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams,...

This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, who ushered in the first government with religious freedom for all.

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This is a great little park honoring Roger Williams, his statue is actually in a different part of the city and also worth the visit (the view of the city is great!). And if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to start a visit to Providence. Lots of information on Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island. Also, they have walking tour maps of the city. There is free parking at the park, across the street from the canal. I parked there and walked around the city. It is a hard walk because of a... More 

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is a great little park honoring Roger Williams, his statue is actually in a different part of the city and also worth the visit (the view of the city is great!). And if you happen to find the park ranger you will be treated to a wealth of knowledge about the history of Rhode Island.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in the park and walked all around the park. Lots of historical knowledge and great paths to walk around on. The national park service has a small but informative display and a very nice video to provide more information on the founder.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I guess I expected to see a nice statue of Roger Williams in the memorial. But it was a sign and a few informational signs, a nice waterfall fountain but no water was following anymore. The visitor center had more to offer on him though, which was nice. And a kind of scary I think wood statue of him.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Take a stroll through the shady paths of Roger Williams National Memorial when you are in Providence. It is conveniently located near the train station and RISD.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Small self container facility really provided actual and then visual illustrations along with a DVD, that provided basic knowledge of RI.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

About the size of a city block, the most informative part is the visitor center. There is a short movie than explains Roger Williams and the founding of Providence.

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Palo Alto, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Roger Williams is sort of the patron saint of Rhode Island and here you can learn about him and his revolutionary ideas. The facility is small. In addition of a few displays a well produced film describes his life and ministry and the creation of the colony that has become the State of Rhode Island.

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a very small National Park (only 4 acres) with a very small Visitor Center. We we wondering how one man we never heard of got a National Park designation. The five minute movie answered that question. The ranger answered the rest of our questions. He was also very helpful when we questioned him about what to see &... More 

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Youngsville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I've been to many of our nation's great national parks. This is not one of them. Other National Parks are characterized by epic landscapes, crucial battlefields, or beautiful historic buildings. This one has free parking and air conditioning. Most of the land is composed of a city park, with some plaques that admittedly have a bit of useful information. It... More 

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