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Roger Williams National Memorial

282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
+1 401-521-7266
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GREAT PLACE FOR A PICNIC!!!

I LOVE this park!!! It's where Roger Williams founded RI! It's a good size park to bring kids to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lisa212015
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Coventry, Rhode Island
Informative with Wonderful Staff

Although it's not the biggest exhibit, the visitor's centre offers some insight into the life and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
VikkiBee
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the founder of Rhode Island and his ideal of the Liberty of Consciousness. Roger Williams arrived in what he named Providence in 1636, attracted by a freshwater spring. The site grew into a settlement with a government that ensured freedom of religion via separation of church and state. Williams built his house across the street from the spring and lived there on and off until his death. The spring was revealed in the early 20th century, later enshrined within the Hahn Memorial. Completed in 1982, the urban park hosts winding paths, open lawns, and groves of trees on 4.5 acres. Visit the Antram-Gray House, which includes a visitor center, exhibits, video, and bookstore. Free 2-hour parking is available for park visitors. Roger Williams National Memorial is the venue for many outdoor activities and events throughout spring, summer, and fall including Junior Ranger programs, festivals and cultural events.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
Downtown Providence
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Reviewed yesterday

I LOVE this park!!! It's where Roger Williams founded RI! It's a good size park to bring kids to run around after touring the RISD Museum, and then have a picnic lunch! Plus.... there's free parking!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it's not the biggest exhibit, the visitor's centre offers some insight into the life and beliefs of Roger Williams and the massive roll he played in American history. I had hoped to learn a little bit about the history of Rhode Island and this...More

Thank VikkiBee
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The exhibit in the little house is wonderful - definitely worth a drop by and to enjoy a loop around the park under the trees on any type day of the year, though it's better if it's not raining, natch!

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We came here to kill some time and enjoyed walking through the park area, reading all of the signs. It is an easy walk for people of all ages and really educates about the history of Providence and Roger Williams. You are able to have...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

He is completely informed about what is known of the life and times of the "founder" of Rhode Island. The Wampanoags found it first. There is a surprising amount of enrichment in this modest "memorial."

Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Our extended family stopped for a visit. This is a small park in the city with a small visitors center. There were several free parking spots in the park. Visitors center has some information about Roger Williams and a 5 minute video. Interesting but not...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Where is the homage paid to the native americans who were an intergral part of Roger Williams beginnings in Rhode Island?

Thank everythingreen
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We strolled around town and came upon this osais. Nice trees with shade and small things to see and read about history.

Thank Searching4Zen
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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
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