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State House

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Beautiful state house!!

Stopped in since we were driving down 95 towards New York. It was right off the highway. This is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Jordan, Utah
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Excellent guided tour

We love to tour the capitols around the country and really enjoyed the guided tour in this one... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cromwell, Connecticut
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This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the Rhode Island colony.
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82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903-1105
+1 401-222-2357
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in since we were driving down 95 towards New York. It was right off the highway. This is a gorgeous building and it was practically deserted on a Sunday afternoon. Next time we will take the tour!!

1  Thank bmorris1929
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to tour the capitols around the country and really enjoyed the guided tour in this one. Plenty of convenient parking.

Thank CONNvacationers
Reviewed September 26, 2018

I had wanted to visit the state house for a while and was not disappointed! A totally stunning building in an impressive location above the city of Providence. Amazing architecture with an equally impressive interior, which you are allowed to walk around at you leisure....More

2  Thank davival
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Very helpful and friendly staff. Free to enter. Not much to see but still an interesting experience. Illuminated at night.

Thank Lin D
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I took a guided tour of the RI State House and it was most enjoyable. This magnificent building is filled with history and interesting objects, from moon rocks to 400-year-old documents. Tours are free of charge and the guide (Amy) really knew her stuff. Not...More

2  Thank MCKD20
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We arrived without a prebooked tour arrangement. We were whisked through security and told to make our way to the Library on the next floor. Ten minutes later a history graduate of the local university came to conduct us around the State House, for no...More

1  Thank Oscartoby
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I compare it to other great classic buildings which I know and love in America. US Grant's mausoleum in New York (as I live there), The state house in Philadelphia has a similarly mesmerizing centralized effect. It is worthy of the grand buildings in Washington,...More

Thank martinsupernova
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited several capitals, and this one is really ornate. The ceilings, architecture, and woodwork are outstanding. The library has something special; the miniaturized RI flag that traveled to the moon along with some moon rocks. There is also a famous painting of George Washington...More

1  Thank drs_ars_sas
Reviewed September 2, 2018

In my opinion, this State House building is just beautiful! No tour, but just walked the grounds and took pictures. Yes, if you have read my other posts, there is a dome! And, well, I LOVED IT!! I think to miss out on seeing the...More

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Booked a free one hour tour and it was really worthwhile. Our guide was so very welcoming with lots of interesting information to impart. A grand historic building with plenty to see.

Thank Paul J
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Karl S
December 27, 2015|
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Response from jacklyle34 | Reviewed this property |
Its right across the street although the main entrance faces the opposite direction so it could be a 10 minute jaunt around to the Smith Street side.