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One of the beautiful Streets in this city is Benefit Street! Thsi very well preserved, historically... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
Amazing History and WOW

Oldest structure in Providence is there 1707. House gives tours for free! Great Stuff there! Don't... read more

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Lin M
San Francisco, California
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A mile of history is packed onto this cobblestone street lined with historic buildings. The Nightingale-Brown House, built in 1792, home to five generations of the Nicholas Brown Family (of Brown University) is a "must see" on the block.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the beautiful Streets in this city is Benefit Street! Thsi very well preserved, historically relevant place has many attractions. In addition, this street is convenient to everything downtown or the East side, should you stay in one of the several inns upon it's...More

1  Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oldest structure in Providence is there 1707. House gives tours for free! Great Stuff there! Don't miss this! Then head down the street on Wickeden for good coffee & food & Beer!

Thank Lin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love providence and this street is awesome with a good vantage point of the city. It also has all the historic homes, although the streets are really narrow for driving. You can visit the John Brown or Stephen Hopkins historical houses. They also have...More

Thank brittany z z
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The houses have almost all been restored. Be sure to stop by the historic John Brown House. This is a nice walk.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've lived 30 minutes from Providence RI my whole life...but never realized its fascinating history. Have known since childhood the story of Roger William's ouster from Massachusetts...but didn't know about Edgar Allen Poe's connection to the city...nor John Brown's connection to the slave trade. The...More

1  Thank Anne A
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It is uplifting to see how beautifully maintained these old houses and gardens are. I wish more American towns could boast such a spot. Benefit Street reminded me of a trip we made sometime ago to Griswold, CT, and to parts of downtown Newport, RI.

Thank happytraveller914
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a public street that you can walk down, right on the edge of Brown University. This used to be a terrible neighborhood, but you would never know that now. The street was originally taken by eminent domain to improve the city (hence the...More

2  Thank HPLowry
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We were only in town for 1 day as we were moving our son to the area for a new job. We had part of a day free, so we decided to do a quick tour of downtown Providence. My husband and I were both...More

2  Thank Deb201
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Tours available if interested or you can take your own walking tour. Incredible architecture and history all along Benefit Street, located next to Brown.

1  Thank Darlene43
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Autumn in Providence on Benefit Street! Spring, Summer and Winter, pretty much the same. Benefit Street is filled with terrific stories of how it came to be and there are many walks available to learn all of the history here and in downtown Providence. Historically...More

1  Thank Karolye
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9 March 2015|
Response from juanvlp | Reviewed this property |
No there's not, but hotel nearby like The Hilton and biltmore can help with may questions yo have, and also in tayer st brown university there'S places for answers.