Meet Roger Williams in Downtown Providence!

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Roger Williams National Memorial

282 N Main St · Providence, RI

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Meet at the picnic tables near Canal Street if it's nice, otherwise gather in the Visitors' Center. Remember this is the National Memorial on North Main Street, NOT Roger Williams Park where the zoo is located!

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Meet Roger Williams at the place where he founded Providence in 1636! Well, Park Ranger John McNiff, who knows more about Williams than just about anyone, will be there to channel Williams and tell you how this wild town began. Then walk to where Williams' house once stood on the way
to the bridge where he served as a toll-taker in 1680 before returning to the Visitors' Center for a short video about the impact of his life and thought on the founding of America.