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Roger Williams National Memorial

282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
+1 401-521-7266
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Roger Williams - friend to Native Americans

This is a small but interesting museum. The grandkids liked exploring the chest comparing Native... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Surprising gem on our trip

I need to confess, I didn't plan to visit here on our trip. And prior to my visit I had no idea... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good53%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1240
Downtown Providence
+1 401-521-7266
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank nationalparkPa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I need to confess, I didn't plan to visit here on our trip. And prior to my visit I had no idea who Roger Williams was. I had originally planned to visit Battleship cove, but my kids weren't to excited to tour another ship after...More

Thank timothyjamesolker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the park area is not very large, it is well landscaped with flowers and story boards that tell some of the history of the founding of Providence. Also, it's proximity to downtown and the State House make it an ideal relaxing spot during a...More

Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Many people do not know who Roger Williams is, and why honoring him is important. Befitting our smallest State, the small (4 acre) Roger Williams National Memorial honors the man whose beliefs of individual conscience led to the separation of church and State, and freedom...More

Thank Keystone_Traveler
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 17 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 12 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 3 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 22 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

2  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
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