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State House

82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903-1105
+1 401-222-2357
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Well Worth the Visit

Stopped in here on way back from a visit the RISD. Easy in and out. Spectacular library and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Very nice and grand

Did not go inside as it was closed, but it looks great from the outside. Very close to the main... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the Rhode Island colony.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903-1105
+1 401-222-2357
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in here on way back from a visit the RISD. Easy in and out. Spectacular library and the self-suspended ceiling are worth a look.

Thank kcorcora
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did not go inside as it was closed, but it looks great from the outside. Very close to the main train station, well worth wandering around.

Thank Ripitup2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Closed to visitors when we visited but we still walked in the grounds. It's a very imposing building and we're sure it's just as grand from the inside. Incredible that such buildings were constructed at the birth of the Nation. There was obviously more wealth...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 1 week ago

The docent who showed us this lovely Capitol building shared her knowledge enthusiastically. This building is well worth visiting when you are in Providence.

Thank traveler59012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across the state capitol after walking around waterplace park. It is a very impressive building with nice grounds surrounding it making for lovely photos. Would recommend visiting when in Providence, although we was not able to visit inside.

Thank natalie b
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A beautiful building with lots of proud history. The beautiful dome and fine woodwork makes it a fine place to visit.

Thank Lucky L
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were able to get a parking spot very close to the building. Meter parking with a lot of open spots. After a quick pass through security you are in the Rotunda. There is a beautiful staircase and nice art work above. The restrooms are...More

Thank Petergun1962
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I walked there early in a Saturday before the traffic started. Great shots and a beautiful building. They offer tours through the week (self or guided), but are generally closed on the weekend. It was nice walking around the area; also a short walk down...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The building is very nice and has a lot of interesting points. You can do a self guided tour during business hours or they offer free guided tours on the hour.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Enter on the side with the driveway; there is no public access from the tree-lined large-stairway side. You will go through security. There are many historical exhibits, but remember this is a working building. We toured close to closing time (5PM) and were able to...More

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Karl S
28 December 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.