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Roger Williams National Memorial

  • 282 N. Main St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 12/23/2013

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information

Address:

282 N. Main St., Providence, Rhode Island, 02903, United States

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Phone:

401-521–7266

Website: www.nps.gov/rowi

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • June–early Oct., daily 9–5; mid-Oct.–May, daily 9–4:30

Updated 12/23/2013

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May 13, 2009

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.

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