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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Brown University

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

First Baptist Church in America

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

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...

Providence Athenaeum

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Philadelphia architect William Strickland designed this 1838 Greek Revival building in which Edgar Allan Poe courted the poet Sarah Helen...

Rhode Island State House

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Designed by the noted architecture firm McKim, Mead & White, Rhode Island's beautiful 1904 capitol building has one of the world's...

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