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Nice walk

Great place to take a stroll. There are many beautiful homes along Benefit street. I recommend... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
timothyjamesolker
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North Aurora, Illinois
Lovely houses

Our group visited the John Brown house, then did a walking tour of about half of Benefit Street... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
William Q
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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A mile of history is packed onto this cobblestone street lined with historic buildings. The Nightingale-Brown House, built in 1792, home to five generations of the Nicholas Brown Family (of Brown University) is a "must see" on the block.
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Providence, RI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take a stroll. There are many beautiful homes along Benefit street. I recommend walking though, with parked cars on the street it can get pretty narrow.

Thank timothyjamesolker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group visited the John Brown house, then did a walking tour of about half of Benefit Street, with a tour guide explaining some of the buildings. It was a lovely way to see some of old Providence. Warning: the sidewalks are uneven.

Thank William Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my trip to providence. Seeing these old homes was just beautiful. I walked the entire length of Benefit Street and it was worth it.

Thank AMIT B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

One of the beautiful Streets in this city is Benefit Street! Thsi very well preserved, historically relevant place has many attractions. In addition, this street is convenient to everything downtown or the East side, should you stay in one of the several inns upon it's...More

1  Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Oldest structure in Providence is there 1707. House gives tours for free! Great Stuff there! Don't miss this! Then head down the street on Wickeden for good coffee & food & Beer!

Thank Lin M
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I love providence and this street is awesome with a good vantage point of the city. It also has all the historic homes, although the streets are really narrow for driving. You can visit the John Brown or Stephen Hopkins historical houses. They also have...More

Thank brittany z z
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The houses have almost all been restored. Be sure to stop by the historic John Brown House. This is a nice walk.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I've lived 30 minutes from Providence RI my whole life...but never realized its fascinating history. Have known since childhood the story of Roger William's ouster from Massachusetts...but didn't know about Edgar Allen Poe's connection to the city...nor John Brown's connection to the slave trade. The...More

2  Thank Anne A
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It is uplifting to see how beautifully maintained these old houses and gardens are. I wish more American towns could boast such a spot. Benefit Street reminded me of a trip we made sometime ago to Griswold, CT, and to parts of downtown Newport, RI.

Thank happytraveller914
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a public street that you can walk down, right on the edge of Brown University. This used to be a terrible neighborhood, but you would never know that now. The street was originally taken by eminent domain to improve the city (hence the...More

2  Thank HPLowry
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No there's not, but hotel nearby like The Hilton and biltmore can help with may questions yo have, and also in tayer st brown university there'S places for answers.
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