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Roger Williams National Memorial

282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
+1 401-521-7266
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Nice Park for a break in downtown Providence

Although the park area is not very large, it is well landscaped with flowers and story boards that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
StuartGustafson
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Boise, Idaho
A tribute to our Defender of Conscience...a man well ahead of his time

Many people do not know who Roger Williams is, and why honoring him is important. Befitting our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Keystone_Traveler
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good52%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
Downtown Providence
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 weeks ago

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 21 June 2017

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

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 16 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 11 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 2 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
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

2  Thank RunrDave
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
Reviewed 6 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...More

1  Thank ramagut
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank DebTraveler57
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