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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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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!
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
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
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
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
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
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