Address: Bounded by N. Main, Canal, Smith, and Haymarket Sts., Providence, Rhode Island. County/parish: Providence.
Park name: Roger Williams. 1 contributing site. 1 contributing object.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
The Roger Williams National Memorial is a landscaped urban park located on a common lot of the original settlement of Providence, Rhode Island, established by Roger Williams in 1636, bounded by North Main, Canal, and Smith Streets, and Park Row. The memorial commemorates the life of the co-founder of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his beliefs, and he founded this colony as a place where all could come to worship as their conscience dictated without interference from the state. This park is the 20th smallest National Park System unit in the nation.(read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000942