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Roger Williams National Memorial

282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
+1 401-521-7266
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Beautiful setting!

Roger Williams National Memorial is set within the park and is lovely setting. It is peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Terry K
No artifacts, just signs

As a newcomer to Rhode Island, I found the Visitor Center useful in providing the basic narrative... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
pds209
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This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, who ushered in the first government with religious freedom for all.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good50%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
Downtown Providence
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Roger Williams National Memorial is set within the park and is lovely setting. It is peaceful and tranquil.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

As a newcomer to Rhode Island, I found the Visitor Center useful in providing the basic narrative of Roger Williams's arrival. But don't expect much else: The 'memorial' is a modestly landscaped part of a small park. No impressive statues, no artifacts at the Visitor...More

1  Thank pds209
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This park was on the small side. Not much to see. Cute visitor center with clean bathroom. Close to Brown.

Thank Lfliny
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

A lot of history. They showed a short movie then answered questions. Not a lot there but a lot of history in the area. Worth the time to stop

Thank CrissyK3554
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We visited the Roger Williams National Memorial as part of our quest to visit all 417 of the NPS sites. I must admit, this is one of the smallest sites by far. The ranger on duty was very friendly and helpful, but there's really nothing...More

1  Thank RunrDave
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A small visitor center that can be visited in a short amount of time. There is a movie and small display giving the history of Roger Williams religious colony in Rhode Island. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank mja1982
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to start a visit to Providence. Lots of information on Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island. Also, they have walking tour maps of the city. There is free parking at the park, across the street from the canal. I...More

1  Thank ramagut
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a great little park honoring Roger Williams, his statue is actually in a different part of the city and also worth the visit (the view of the city is great!). And if you happen to find the park ranger you will be treated...More

Thank DebTraveler57
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in the park and walked all around the park. Lots of historical knowledge and great paths to walk around on. The national park service has a small but informative display and a very nice video to provide more information on the founder.

Thank Kenmarsam
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I guess I expected to see a nice statue of Roger Williams in the memorial. But it was a sign and a few informational signs, a nice waterfall fountain but no water was following anymore. The visitor center had more to offer on him though,...More

Thank CVandoloski
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