We only had a short time to quickly absorb some of the history and culture of Providence. We decided to do the Rhode Island Historical Society's walking tour of Benefit Street.
We met at the Brown House, where we signed up and paid the small fee. There was one other couple on the tour with us.
The tour guide was extremely pleasant and happy to answer any questions. She gave us a lot of information about Benefit Street and the history of Providence, from the original founding of the city.
The highlight for us was the Athanaeum library.
We would strongly recommend this to any new visitors to Providence.