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Roger Williams National Memorial

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Address: 282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
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+1 401-521-7266
09:00 - 16:30
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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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Small visitor center

A small visitor center that can be visited in a short amount of time. There is a movie and small display giving the history of Roger Williams religious colony in Rhode Island... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Naperville, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Roger Williams National Memorial as part of our quest to visit all 417 of the NPS sites. I must admit, this is one of the smallest sites by far. The ranger on duty was very friendly and helpful, but there's really nothing to the visitor center. The park itself is pretty enough and offers nice views of... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A small visitor center that can be visited in a short amount of time. There is a movie and small display giving the history of Roger Williams religious colony in Rhode Island. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank mja1982
Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to start a visit to Providence. Lots of information on Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island. Also, they have walking tour maps of the city. There is free parking at the park, across the street from the canal. I parked there and walked around the city. It is a hard walk because of a... More 

Thank ramagut
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a great little park honoring Roger Williams, his statue is actually in a different part of the city and also worth the visit (the view of the city is great!). And if you happen to find the park ranger you will be treated to a wealth of knowledge about the history of Rhode Island.

Thank DebTraveler57
Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 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 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

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 9 October 2016

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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

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