Roger Williams National Memorial

Planning Your Visit

The Roger Williams National Memorial is located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Here you can discover the story of Roger Williams, the founder of Providence and an early proponent of Freedom of Religion. The Visitor Center features an exhibt as well as a short film. The grounds of the National Memorial also includes a number of wayside exhibits.

The Visitor Center also provides information about nearby sites and attractions, and is a great place to begin your exploration of downtown Providence. Please see the links above for more information about your visit.


Roger Williams National Memorial is located at 282 North Main Street in Providence's College Hill Historic District.

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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Visitor Center at the Memorial is open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25.

Fees & Reservations

Admission to the Memorial and all educational programs are free.