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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.
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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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.