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Roger Williams National Memorial

282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
+1 401-521-7266
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Nice Small Park

Small size park in the middle of city. Plenty of tree to have shade on sunny days. Nice pieces of... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Zeyad M
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
GREAT PLACE FOR A PICNIC!!!

I LOVE this park!!! It's where Roger Williams founded RI! It's a good size park to bring kids to... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Lisa212015
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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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 with a government that ensured freedom of religion via separation of church and state. Williams built his house across the street from the spring and lived there on and off until his death. The spring was revealed in the early 20th century, later enshrined within the Hahn Memorial. Completed in 1982, the urban park hosts winding paths, open lawns, and groves of trees on 4.5 acres. Visit the Antram-Gray House, which includes a visitor center, exhibits, video, and bookstore. Free 2-hour parking is available for park visitors. Roger Williams National Memorial is the venue for many outdoor activities and events throughout spring, summer, and fall including Junior Ranger programs, festivals and cultural events.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
Downtown Providence
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Small size park in the middle of city. Plenty of tree to have shade on sunny days. Nice pieces of arts.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

I LOVE this park!!! It's where Roger Williams founded RI! It's a good size park to bring kids to run around after touring the RISD Museum, and then have a picnic lunch! Plus.... there's free parking!

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Although it's not the biggest exhibit, the visitor's centre offers some insight into the life and beliefs of Roger Williams and the massive roll he played in American history. I had hoped to learn a little bit about the history of Rhode Island and this...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The exhibit in the little house is wonderful - definitely worth a drop by and to enjoy a loop around the park under the trees on any type day of the year, though it's better if it's not raining, natch!

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

We came here to kill some time and enjoyed walking through the park area, reading all of the signs. It is an easy walk for people of all ages and really educates about the history of Providence and Roger Williams. You are able to have...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

He is completely informed about what is known of the life and times of the "founder" of Rhode Island. The Wampanoags found it first. There is a surprising amount of enrichment in this modest "memorial."

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Our extended family stopped for a visit. This is a small park in the city with a small visitors center. There were several free parking spots in the park. Visitors center has some information about Roger Williams and a 5 minute video. Interesting but not...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Where is the homage paid to the native americans who were an intergral part of Roger Williams beginnings in Rhode Island?

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

We strolled around town and came upon this osais. Nice trees with shade and small things to see and read about history.

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Nothing more than a city park. There is a "museum-building" next to the park that is a later addition. Here is the birthplace of religious freedom in the United States, and this is all it gets? Oh, they are PC. It is not RELIGIOUS FREEDOM....More

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