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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.
Providence, RI
College Hill
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All reviews historic street brown university historical society great street to walk baptist church new england beacon hill homes and churches interesting walk pleasant stroll main st risd museum open to the public hopkins house rhode island guided tour couple of hours
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Reviewed 29 January 2019

one of the most historic streets in this part of New England many famous people like Lovecraft and others had their homes here. As you walk the street note the plakcards on the homes to tell who lived in the homes in the 1700 and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry N
Reviewed 23 January 2019

We took a short walk from our hotel, crossed the rivers, and ascended the hill past the first Baptist church to benefit Street. There are plenty of colonial era and newer homes with interesting architecture. Worth the walk. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 3 January 2019

As with some of the other reviews, it's just a street. But as far as streets go...it's a pleasant walk and some of the buildings are well preserved and interesting if that is your thing. we had cracking October weather when walking this...so imagine that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank The_Stoves
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We had looked forward to walking this historic street. What a disappointment. Many homes were for sale or rent and there were few restaurants and shops.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravelinQueen
Reviewed 29 November 2018

I never tire of walking up and down Benefit Street. It has to be one of the most extraordinary streets in the U.S. Every building is beautifully preserved and/or renovated, and most are from the 19th or 18th century. Treat yourself and take a walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JillPro
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We enjoyed our walk of a mile or so along Benefit Street, The houses are incredibly well-preserved and the street is quite beautiful. You can visit the Atheneum (library), John Brown's mansion and several other historic homes along your way.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank luxlovernyc
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Well worth seeing. Walking is the best way to do it. It is a short uphill walk to Benefit Street from the waterfront.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great street in a great neighborhood. Great for lazy strolls in the evening or morning. Beautiful old, well maintained homes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scottmitchell74
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Our wonderful guide, Denise, knew everything about this street and so much more. We were on a guided tour with the Rhode Island historical society. She had so many interesting stories to tell us. We learned so much.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lyn N
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Wonderful area of Providence, and well worth the stop. A walk down Benefit, is a walk in history. You can easily spend an afternoon walking Benefit St., Brown University and Thayer St. (cool shops) Spend the whole day by visiting RISD Museum as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Grover_Ohio
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9 March 2015|
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.