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Roger Williams National Memorial

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Address: 282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
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+1 401-521-7266
09:00 - 16:30
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This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams,...

This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, who ushered in the first government with religious freedom for all.

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Small visitor center

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... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Naperville, Illinois
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Center. I spent 15 minutes here and crossed the street to the State House.

Thank pds209
Long Island, NY, United States
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park was on the small side. Not much to see. Cute visitor center with clean bathroom. Close to Brown.

Thank Lfliny
Memphis, Indiana
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97 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
New York
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260 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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 to the visitor center. The park itself is pretty enough and offers nice views of... More 

Thank RunrDave
Naperville, Illinois
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619 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
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
Kingman, Arizona
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11 attraction reviews
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 parked there and walked around the city. It is a hard walk because of a... More 

Thank ramagut
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 to a wealth of knowledge about the history of Rhode Island.

Thank DebTraveler57
Pueblo, Colorado
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461 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in the park and walked all around the park. Lots of historical knowledge and great paths to walk around on. The national park service has a small but informative display and a very nice video to provide more information on the founder.

Thank Kenmarsam
Lakewood, Colorado
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168 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I guess I expected to see a nice statue of Roger Williams in the memorial. But it was a sign and a few informational signs, a nice waterfall fountain but no water was following anymore. The visitor center had more to offer on him though, which was nice. And a kind of scary I think wood statue of him.

Thank CVandoloski
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Take a stroll through the shady paths of Roger Williams National Memorial when you are in Providence. It is conveniently located near the train station and RISD.

Thank cubes1234

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