Sights & Attractions in Providence


Sights Overview
Name Category Location
Benefit Street
The centerpiece of any visit to Providence is...
Neighborhoods / Streets East Side
Brown University
Founded in 1764, this Ivy League institution is...
Educational Institutions East Side
Culinary Arts Museum
This offbeat museum on the campus of Johnson &...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
Federal Hill
You're as likely to hear Italian as English in...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown
First Baptist Church in America
This historic house of worship was built in 1775...
Religious Sites Downtown
First Unitarian Church of Providence
This Romanesque house of worship made of Rhode...
Religious Sites East Side
Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum
The two-term Rhode Island governor made his...
Museums / Galleries East Side
John Brown House Museum
Rhode Island's most famous 18th-century home was...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions, Historic Districts / Sites East Side
John Hay Library
Built in 1910 and named for Abraham Lincoln's...
Libraries East Side
Market House
Built in 1773-1774 and designed by Joseph Brown,...
Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites, Educational Institutions Downtown
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
This museum houses more than 86,000 objects...
Museums / Galleries East Side
Providence Athenaeum
Philadelphia architect William Strickland...
Libraries East Side
Providence Children's Museum
At Rhode Island's only hands-on children's...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
Rhode Island State House
Designed by the noted firm of McKim, Mead & White,...
Government Buildings, Tours Downtown
Roger Williams National Memorial
This 4½-acre park dedicated to Rhode Island's...
Parks, Memorials / Monuments Downtown
Roger Williams Park and Zoo
Plan a full day to take in this regal 435-acre...
Zoos / Aquariums Downtown
Thayer Street
Bustling Thayer Street bears a proud old New...
Neighborhoods / Streets East Side
Waterplace Park and Riverwalk
Venetian-style footbridges, cobblestone walkways,...
Neighborhoods / Streets, Squares, Promenades / Boardwalks Downtown
Wickenden Street
Named for a Baptist minister who was one of...
Neighborhoods / Streets East Side

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