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Roger Williams National Memorial

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Address: 282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
Phone Number: 401-521-7266
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Nice park and good source of information

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pueblo, Colorado
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Pueblo, Colorado
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393 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Kenmarsam
Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank CVandoloski
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank cubes1234
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Robert G
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Tom B
Palo Alto, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank swj
Livingston, 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 

Thank Shtrbug1
Youngsville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a small NPS site - a visitor center and large park - but it is worth a visit. The Ranger is helpful and eager to answer questions, the orientation video is brief but useful in explaining the relevance and import of Roger Williams, and the displays supplement the information provided. Not really suitable for young children (no interactive... More 

2 Thank Richard F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Located in a very nice little park near the State House in Providence. If you're a National Park stamp collector, this is a great one to get. Easy to park nearby and the house is packed with historical artifacts and information.

Thank DLM212

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