Providence Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Providence - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Benefit Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

The city's wealthiest families lived along the "mile of history" during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Home to a high concentration...

Brown University

  • Educational Institution

Founded in 1764, this Ivy League institution is the nation's seventh-oldest college and has more than 40 academic departments. On a stroll...

Culinary Arts Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This offbeat gem on the Johnson & Wales University campus celebrates the joy of cooking and eating throughout human history. An authentic...

Downcity

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A highly walkable section of Downtown—and for some residents synonymous with it—Downcity contains a thriving mix of college buildings,...

First Baptist Church in America

  • Historic District/Site

This historic house of worship was built in 1775 for a congregation originally established in 1638 by Roger Williams and his fellow Puritan...

First Unitarian Church of Providence

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This Romanesque house of worship made of Rhode Island granite was built in 1816. Its steeple houses a 2,500-pound bell, the largest ever...

Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

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The two-term Rhode Island governor made his fortune selling textiles to both armies during the Civil War and spared no expense in building...

John Brown House Museum

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Rhode Island's most famous 18th-century home was the stately residence of John Brown, a wealthy businessman, slave trader, politician,...

John Hay Library

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Built in 1910 and named for Abraham Lincoln's secretary, "the Hay" houses Brown University Library's collections of rare books and manuscripts...

Market House

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Built in 1773–74 and designed by Joseph Brown, this brick structure on South Main Street is part of the Rhode Island School of Design...

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