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Lovely walk, wonderful historic homes

If you love architecture, especially historic homes, this is worth taking in. As someone... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jude_922
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Worthwhile

Excellent, historic, definitely fun walking area. Must see! One of our more fun experiences in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James T
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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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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Providence, RI
College Hill
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love architecture, especially historic homes, this is worth taking in. As someone mentioned, you do have to be mindful of the uneven sidewalks but that is to be expected on a street like this. But the beautiful old homes, gardens and views between...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent, historic, definitely fun walking area. Must see! One of our more fun experiences in Providence!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We had time to kill so we walked over to Benefit St. to check out the old homes. The big church was being renovated so it was covered in scaffolding, therefore no good photos. Watch where you walk as the ground is uneven with the...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a beautiful street and what postcards are made of! The street is as beautiful during the day as it is at night. Night time, however, brings out a charm that takes you back in time. The street is absolutely gorgeous in the fall...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We noticed some reviewers say " not much more than a stroll" --I will add, oh-but how beautiful this stroll will be! The homes and churches, views through the openings between rooftops, the little gardens tucked here and there-the DOORWAYS!!! is a small delicious feast...More

5  Thank ANNE R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Benefit Street is the center of College Hill, Providence. It is a quaint road full of lovely old buildings. Although nothing particularly impressive, the street is good for a brief stroll.

1  Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Very historic street with lots of very old buildings. Nothing much to really do except look since most are businesses or homes.

1  Thank kevin s
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a great street to walk through the historical homes of Providence. Most have placards on the front that tell when they were build and in some cases moved there. Nice architecture and leaves you wondering what it would be like to be there...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I love Providence and this is one of my favorite streets. You have to admire the citizens of Providence as they really take care of their homes. They do not do tear downs the way so many areas do. As a result you have a...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

One of the few streets it is easy to park in. No real through traffic to worry about, so you can have a leisurely stroll and view the dates and residents of the buildings. The footpath is a bit uneven and is tree lined. It...More

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ParisGem
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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.
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