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Roger Williams

National Memorial - Rhode Island

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.

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Official Visitor Map of John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (NHC) in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Blackstone River Valley - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (NHC) in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/rowi/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Williams_National_Memorial 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. Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636. This colony served as a refuge where all could come to worship as their conscience dictated without interference from the state. From Interstate 95 North, take Exit 23 - State Offices. Take a left at the light to the bottom of Orms Street. At light, right onto Charles Street; continue straight through one light, then quick left into memorial parking lot. From Interstate 95 South, take Exit 23 - Charles Street. Take first left onto Ashburton Street and continue straight through three lights. After the third light, take a quick left into the memorial parking lot. Visitor Center Exhibits and a 5 minute film shown at the visitor center, explain the many contributions Roger Williams made to the cause of religious freedom. Walk through the landscaped park that includes the site of the fresh-water spring which provided fresh water to Providence's inhabitants. From Interstate 95 North, take Exit 23 - State Offices. Go straight to second light and make a left onto Smith Street. At the bottom of the hill, make a right onto Canal Street and a quick left into the memorial parking lot. From Interstate 95 South, take Exit 23 - Charles Street. Take first left onto Ashburton Street and continue straight through three lights. After the third light, take a quick left into the memorial parking lot. Native American Garden and Visitor Center Native garden in the foreground with the visitor center in the back. The visitor center also features a Native American Garden. Colonial kitchen garden A colonial kitchen garden with grenery growing. Come learn about history in our colonial kitchen garden. View of the park in early spring. View of the park in early spring. View of the park in early spring. Historic marker in the snow. Historic marker in the snow. Historic marker in the snow. Ranger helping a child with an activity Ranger helping a child with an activity Ranger helping a child with an activity National Park Getaway: Roger Williams National Memorial Forced to flee from his home and family, Roger Williams radical ideas on religious freedom helped to form the rights that Americans enjoy today. The national memorial allows visitors to look inward about many of the very questions that concerned Roger Williams himself. Colorful, large, wall exhibit titled "New and Dangerous Opinions" National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map

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