WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE
Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. While you are here, be sure to explore the city’s museums, historic landmarks and beautifully preserved architecture.
BENEFIT STREET “MILE OF HISTORY” TOUR
Take a walking tour of Benefit Street, called the “Mile of History” due to it’s collection of original Colonial homes, cobblestone walks and gas lamps.
EXPERIENCE RHODE ISLAND
Discover our internationally renowned collection of historic, modern, and contemporary Enjoy daily tours and group outings all over Rhode Island.
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN AMERICA
Founded in 1638, this landmark is the oldest Baptist Church in the U.S.
GOVERNOR STEPHEN HOPKINS HOUSE
Visit the 1707 home of Stephen Hopkins, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
THE GREAT ESCAPE ROOM
Try your hand at one of the newest crazes sweeping the nation, a real-life escape room game.
JOHN BROWN HOUSE MUSEUM
Tour the home of one of the wealthiest and most influential people of the 18th century.
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND PLANETARIUM
Explore the state’s only natural history museum and public planetarium, where science and culture merge.
PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Families will find educational, hands-on fun where kids can play and learn.
PROVIDENCE GHOST TOUR
Stroll the streets of Providence on this walking haunted history tour.
Explore more than 170 shops and restaurants under one roof.
RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE
An impressive historic building, the RI State House boasts the fourth largest, self-supported marble dome in the world.
Featuring a collection of more than 100,000 objects, the museum traces the history of art from antiquity to the present.
ROGER WILLIAMS PARK & ZOO, CAROUSEK VILLAGE & BOTANICAL CENTER
The zoo is home to hundreds of rare and fascinating animals in naturalistic settings. The park features a Carousel Village as well as a vibrant Botanical Center.
SELF-GUIDED HISTORIC WALKING TOURS
Submerge yourself in Providence’s fascinating history, local lore and quirky tales by taking a self-guided walking tour. Explore the historic East Side, the rich culture of West Side or the reinvention of Downtown. Walking tour maps are available at the Visitor Information Center on the ground floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center or online at: