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Roger Williams National Memorial

282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
+1 401-521-7266
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He is completely informed about what is known of the life and times of the "founder" of Rhode... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven M
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Nice Visit, Wanted More

Our extended family stopped for a visit. This is a small park in the city with a small visitors... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Webster, NY
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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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282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
Downtown Providence
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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

Thank MommaJage
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

1  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
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