This tour introduces guests to all of the essentials of the city, including an overview of Providence and Rhode Island history, architectural marvels, universities, and quirky characters.
This tour discovers H.P. Lovecraft’s traumatic upbringing and favorite haunts and Sarah Helen Whitman’s life and relives the couple’s whirlwind- and doomed- romance.
Get Acquainted with Providence
Rhode Island’s capital city is full of charm, with architectural marvels, beautiful universities, delicious restaurants and lots of fascinating history. Take a walking tour to get acquainted with Providence and learn how to make your way around like a local.
From the Rhode Island State House to the Providence River, there are so many sights to see and great destinations to explore more on your own.
Walking & History Tours
Providence may seem like a big city, at least by Rhode Island standards, but it’s actually quite walkable, with a family-friendly downtown area and tons of points of interest to keep you occupied. Check out the first Baptist church in America, founded in 1638 by Roger Williams. Book worms will absolutely adore the Providence Athenaeum, a 200-year-old library full of great reads. If it’s literary history you’re after, don’t miss a chance to take the Providence by the Book tour, which features the homes of authors H.P. Lovecraft and Sarah Helen Whitman, the fiance of Edgar Allen Poe.
Most Providence walking tours visit Prospect Terrace Park, known for having the best views of the city, and the Roger Williams National Memorial, commemorating the founder of Providence – this is a great place for a photo op! Walking tours in Rhode Island’s capital city also teach you some of the fascinating history of the state. Did you know that the state declared formal independence from the British in May 1776, two months before the rest of America? There’s so much to do in Providence for history buffs and anyone looking for a unique perspective on the Ocean State.
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