Providence Sights

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Market House

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Built in 1773-1774 and designed by Joseph Brown, this brick structure on South Main Street is now home to the Rhode Island School of...

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

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This museum houses more than 86,000 objects ranging from ancient art to work by contemporary artists from across the globe. Highlights...

Providence Athenaeum

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Philadelphia architect William Strickland designed this 1838 Greek Revival building. Here Edgar Allan Poe courted poet Sarah Helen Whitman...

Providence Children's Museum

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At Rhode Island's only hands-on children's museum, kids and their families play and learn in vibrant interactive environments including...

Rhode Island State House

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Designed by the noted firm of McKim, Mead & White, Rhode Island's 1904 capitol building has one of the world's largest self-supporting...

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...

Roger Williams Park and Zoo

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Plan a full day to take in this regal 435-acre Victorian park where you can picnic, feed the ducks in the lakes, rent a swan paddleboat,...

Thayer Street

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Bustling Thayer Street bears a proud old New England name and is very much a part of life at Brown University. You'll find restaurants...

Waterplace Park and Riverwalk

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Venetian-style footbridges, cobblestone walkways, and an amphitheater encircling a tidal pond set the tone at this 4-acre tract. Near...

Wickenden Street

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Named for a Baptist minister who was one of Providence's first settlers, this main artery in the Fox Point district is home to antiques...