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Roger Williams National Memorial

282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
+1 401-521-7266
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A city park.

Nothing more than a city park. There is a "museum-building" next to the park that is a later... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Jose, California
Weekend in Providence

COOL! Wandering around the city and stumbled on the POW WOW in the park. It's a beautiful city... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kimberly C
East Hampton, Connecticut
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This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, who ushered in the first government with religious freedom for all.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good51%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
Downtown Providence
+1 401-521-7266
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing more than a city park. There is a "museum-building" next to the park that is a later addition. Here is the birthplace of religious freedom in the United States, and this is all it gets? Oh, they are PC. It is not RELIGIOUS FREEDOM....More

Thank PatH95120
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

COOL! Wandering around the city and stumbled on the POW WOW in the park. It's a beautiful city park with a small museum and gift shop. Staff were very friendly and full of info about the city and Roger Williams. WHAT A GREAT MAN!!!

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small but interesting museum. The grandkids liked exploring the chest comparing Native American objects and their corresponding settlers equivalent. (wooden toy/toy of bones - money/wampum. A small garden plot demonstrated an early replica garden - corn planted with beans climbing up the...More

Thank nationalparkPa
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I need to confess, I didn't plan to visit here on our trip. And prior to my visit I had no idea who Roger Williams was. I had originally planned to visit Battleship cove, but my kids weren't to excited to tour another ship after...More

1  Thank TheFormerTraveler
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Although the park area is not very large, it is well landscaped with flowers and story boards that tell some of the history of the founding of Providence. Also, it's proximity to downtown and the State House make it an ideal relaxing spot during a...More

Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Many people do not know who Roger Williams is, and why honoring him is important. Befitting our smallest State, the small (4 acre) Roger Williams National Memorial honors the man whose beliefs of individual conscience led to the separation of church and State, and freedom...More

Thank Keystone_Traveler
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Roger Williams National Memorial is set within the park and is lovely setting. It is peaceful and tranquil.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

As a newcomer to Rhode Island, I found the Visitor Center useful in providing the basic narrative of Roger Williams's arrival. But don't expect much else: The 'memorial' is a modestly landscaped part of a small park. No impressive statues, no artifacts at the Visitor...More

1  Thank pds209
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This park was on the small side. Not much to see. Cute visitor center with clean bathroom. Close to Brown.

Thank Lfliny
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A lot of history. They showed a short movie then answered questions. Not a lot there but a lot of history in the area. Worth the time to stop

Thank CrissyK3554
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