Providence, Rhode Island

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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Attractions in Providence, Rhode Island


  • Providence Children's Museum
    100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Located in the Jewelry District
    401-273-5437, 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
    101 Regent Avenue, Providence, RI 02903
    401-273-1155, 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
    110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906
    401-331-8575, 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
    271 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
    401-331-4622, 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
    75 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
    401-454-3418, 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
    250 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Downtown at Corner of Washington & Greene Streets
    401-751-1821, 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
    199 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
    401-453-0688, 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
    15 Hopkins Street, Providence, RI 02903
    401-247-4755 or 401-751-1758 , 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
    957 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904
    Corner of Rochambeau Avenue and North Main Street
    401-272-5101, 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
    52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906
    401-273-7507, 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
    150 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02906
    College Hill Historic Landmark District
    401-222-2678, 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
    25 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903
    401-421-7740, 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
    282 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
    401-521-7266, 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
    94 George Street, Providence, RI 02906
    401-863-2725, 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
    20 Prospect Street, Providence, RI 02912
    Brown University
    401-863-3723, 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
    251 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
    College Hill Historic Landmark District
    401-421-6970, 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
    121 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
    401-273-8107, 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
    21 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912
    401-863-2942, 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
    115 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
    Located in Downtown Providence
    401-831-9327, 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
    315 Harborside Boulevard, Providence, RI 02905
    401-598-2805, 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
    64 College Street, Providence, RI 02912
    Located in the List Art Center at Brown University
    401-863-2932, 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
    224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
    401-454-6500, 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
    1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
    Roger Williams Park
    401-785-9457 x 221, 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
    110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906
    Located at the Aldrich House
    401-331-8575, 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
    1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
    Located within Roger Williams Park
    401-941-4998 x 316 (Admissions), 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
    1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
    La Gondola Landing at Citizen's Plaza
    401-421-8877, Enjoy an excursion aboard an authentic gondola along the Woonasquatucket and Providence Rivers. more info


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