Providence, Rhode Island

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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

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  • Providence Children's Museum 401-273-5437
    100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Located in the Jewelry District
    The Providence Children's Museum offers hands-on exhibits and programs relating to the arts, culture, history and science for children 1 to 11. These exhibits include... more info  map

  • WaterFire Providence 401-273-1155
    101 Regent Avenue, Providence, RI 02903
    This award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans has been internationally praised as a powerful work of art and a symbol of Providence's renaissance. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Aldrich House, The 401-331-8575
    110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906
    Home to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, this National Historic Landmark is the headquarters of Rhode Island Historical Society, the fourth oldest state... more info  map

  • Cathedral of St. John 401-331-4622
    271 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Established in 1722, this colonial parish was one of the four original parishes in Rhode Island. more info  map

  • First Baptist Church in America, The 401-454-3418
    75 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
    On College Hill in downtown Providence since 1638, the First Baptist Church in America allows guided and self-guided tours of the Meeting House, the oldest congregation... more info  map

  • First Universalist Church 401-751-1821
    250 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Downtown at Corner of Washington & Greene Streets
    Established in 1821, the First Universalist Society's Church gathered on August 18, 1823 in downtown Providence. A founding member of the Universalist Church of Rhode... more info  map

  • Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum 401-453-0688
    199 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
    This National Historic Landmark, a three-story, 20-room Renaissance Revival with Italian Palazzo elements; was for textile merchant Henry Lippitt, his wife and their six... more info  map

  • Governor Stephen Hopkins House 401-247-4755 or 401-751-1758
    15 Hopkins Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Tours of the Georgian-style home of Stephen Hopkins, one of the two Rhode Island Signers of the Declaration of Independence; are available from April to December on... more info  map

  • Jeremiah Dexter House 401-272-5101
    957 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904
    Corner of Rochambeau Avenue and North Main Street
    The Jeremiah Dexter House is "a rare example of an early Providence farmhouse which has survived almost without alteration, except for a two-room ell added in 1850." ... more info

  • John Brown House Museum 401-273-7507
    52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906
    Before becoming the winter residence of the elegant Gammell family during the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century home of Providence utility, real... more info  map

  • Old State House 401-222-2678
    150 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02906
    College Hill Historic Landmark District
    Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Old State House is "one of five former Rhode Island state houses that survive today." Important events that have... more info  map

  • Providence City Hall 401-421-7740
    25 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the restored Providence City Hall has been host to Abraham Lincoln, President Teddy Roosevelt and then-Senator John... more info

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Roger Williams National Memorial 401-521-7266
    282 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Located on the site of Roger Williams's original settlement in Providence, this memorial offers a visitor center with exhibits and videos on Williams's contributions to... more info

Libraries & Research Centers

  • John Carter Brown Library 401-863-2725
    94 George Street, Providence, RI 02906
    Founded in 1846, the John Carter Brown Library has been located at Brown University since 1901. The John Carter Brown Library's "internationally renowned, constantly... more info  map

  • John Hay Library 401-863-3723
    20 Prospect Street, Providence, RI 02912
    Brown University
    Open to the public Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays during the academic year from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., the John Hay Library houses the... more info  map

  • Providence Athenaeum 401-421-6970
    251 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
    College Hill Historic Landmark District
    An independent membership library founded in 1753, the Greek Revival-style Providence Athenaeum is the only New England building designed by Philadelphia architect,... more info  map

  • Rhode Island Historical Society Library 401-273-8107
    121 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
    The Rhode Island Historical Society Library contains around 5,000 manuscripts, 100,000 books and printed items, 400,000 photographs and maps and nine million feet of... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Annmary Brown Memorial 401-863-2942
    21 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912
    Built by Christopher Rush Hawkins as a library, art gallery and a mausoleum, this Memorial designed by Norman Isham is home to the Programs in Ancient Studies, Medieval... more info

  • AS220 401-831-9327
    115 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Located in Downtown Providence
    AS220 is a non-profit community arts space, consisting of the Performance Space, galleries, Broad Street Studio, studios, and Perishable Theatre; that provides unjuried... more info  map

  • Culinary Arts Museum 401-598-2805
    315 Harborside Boulevard, Providence, RI 02905
    Known as the Smithsonian Institution of the Food Service Industry, this museum at Johnson & Wales University is dedicated to the preservation of the culinary arts and... more info  map

  • David Winton Bell Gallery 401-863-2932
    64 College Street, Providence, RI 02912
    Located in the List Art Center at Brown University
    The David Winton Bell Gallery presents six to eight major exhibitions each academic year. The Gallery's permanent collection of more than 4,000 works of art consists of... more info

  • Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design 401-454-6500
    224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Composed of five buildings located on the historic East Side of Providence, the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design is Rhode Island's leading museum of... more info  map

  • Museum of Natural History & Planetarium 401-785-9457 x 221
    1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
    Roger Williams Park
    Rhode Island's only natural history museum, the Museum of Natural History & Planetarium is home to Rhode Island's only public planetarium. "The Museum houses... more info

  • Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame 401-331-8575
    110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906
    Located at the Aldrich House
    Portraits of inductees, "contributions of those whose efforts, in any line of endeavor, have added significantly to the heritage of the State of Rhode Island," currently... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo 401-941-4998 x 316 (Admissions)
    1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
    Located within Roger Williams Park
    The award-winning Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to 130 species of rare and fascinating animals from around the world, including elephants, giraffes, snow leopards,... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • La Gondola 401-421-8877
    1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
    La Gondola Landing at Citizen's Plaza
    Enjoy an excursion aboard an authentic gondola along the Woonasquatucket and Providence Rivers. more info


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