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Roger Williams National Memorial

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

Published 08/07/2014

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.

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

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Sight Details:

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

Published 08/07/2014


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