Roger Williams National Memorial, Providence

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Visitor Center
The Roger Williams National Memorial is a landscaped urban park located on a common lot of the original settlement of Providence, Rhode Island, established by minister Roger Williams in 1636. The national memorial commemorates the life of Williams, who co-founded the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and championed religious freedom. The park is bounded by North Main, Canal, and Smith Streets, and Park Row.

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  • A very nice green space in the middle of Providence. A fitting tribute to Roger Williams and his efforts to establish a civil existence in the New World. Small and beautiful!  more »
  • This could easily be the smallest national park in the US. It is about two blocks long. The main attraction, the Roger Williams water source was fenced off. The visitor's center has helpful park...  more »
  • Words cannot describe the beauty of the park at sunset or sunrise. Now I know why it's a real favorite of the joggers and dog walkers at these times. A lot of Photographers visit the park to capture the Images & beauty of this Historical Landmark Park. Definitely a must to visit & take pictures , have a picnic, a bike ride , canoeing or fishing. Maybe seeing an image of Mr. Roger Williams himself strolling by around the park. You won't believe or think your in Little ole Rhode Island Have fun and come back again.
  • This is a small but interesting museum. The grandkids liked exploring the chest comparing Native American objects and their corresponding settlers equivalent. (wooden toy/toy of bones - money/wampum. A small garden plot demonstrated an early replica garden - corn planted with beans climbing up the stalk surrounded by a squash plant. Ranger was great with kids and even included "I promise to clean my room" in their Jr. Ranger oath.

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