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“Totally worth the steep climb to get to it!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Benefit Street

Benefit Street
Ranked #15 of 111 things to do in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Marco Island, Florida
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178 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Totally worth the steep climb to get to it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

This street is lined with gorgeous, fully restored (and occupied) homes high above downtown Providence. Some dating back well before the Revolutionary War! A must see if taking a walk in downtown Providence.

Visited June 2014
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U.S.A. East Coast
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“A Lovely Walking Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Worth your time when visiting Providence. Its about a 1.5 mile walk along the historic street. Houses date to colonial times passing by Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design and the First Baptist Church of Roger Williams era. A small incline as you go South to North.

Visited June 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
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“Old school New England”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

If you are looking for a relaxing walk amidst old school architecture and the authentic feel of New England, Benefit Street is a fun street to stroll. Lots of old buildings with historical markers, some tucked away cafes and restaurants, some Brown University buildings, a several hundred year old library, and much more. It's worth a walk!

Visited June 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
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“Stunning homes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Strolled down the street after a late lunch, very picturesque. Nice and quiet on the day I went. Well worth a stroll

Visited June 2013
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14 reviews
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“Surprising collection of old homes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

For a pleasant and relaxing day, walk this street full of houses from the 1750's on. Views over the city can also be enjoyed. An easy and interesting place to wander.

Visited October 2013
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