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Roger Williams National Memorial

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This 4½-acre park dedicated to Rhode Island's founder has a symbolic well to mark the site of the spring around which Roger Williams built Providence's original settlement in 1636. A visitor center has a five-minute film about the park's namesake. A demonstration garden shows how Native Americans cultivated corn, beans, and squash and English colonists grew herbs. The park has several picnic tables and 20 free parking spaces, though a two-hour limit is strictly enforced.

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  • Address: 282 N. Main St., Downtown, Providence, RI 02903 | Map It
  • Phone: 401/521–7266
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: June–early Oct., daily 9–5; mid-Oct.–May, daily 9–4:30
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  • Location: Downtown
Updated: 12-23-2013

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    Tiny visitor's center and modest park area

    This attraction consists of a modest park space and a tiny visitor's center. The latter has a very small display about state founder Roger Williams's life and a brief video about him. Worth a short stop-in, especially if you know nothing about Williams and his accomplishments, though not necessarily an essential attraction.

    by bachslunch, 5/13/09

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