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Old State House  
150 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02906

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 taken place here. The General Assembly repealed a previous act of allegiance to the crown, known as Rhode Island Independence Day; in 1776. The Assembly passed the first act in the United States providing for the gradual emancipation of slaves in 1784. In 1781, George Washington attended a dinner and ball given here in his honor. He returned as President in 1790, to attend a banquet commemorating Rhode Island's ratification of the federal Constitution. This landmark serves as headquarters of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission.

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Providence Area Attractions

Culinary Arts Museum
Jeremiah Dexter House
Governor Stephen Hopkins House
Rhode Island Historical Society Library
Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum
John Carter Brown Library
First Universalist Church
WaterFire Providence
Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame


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