Roger Williams Memorial

Roger Williams National Memorial, one of XX sites around the United States under the caretaking of the National Parks Service, commemorates the life of Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island and 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.

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Roger Williams Memorial

Roger Williams National Memorial is located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The grounds of the National Memorial includes a number of wayside exhibits shown here that tell the story of Roger Williams and the founding of Rhode Island. The visitor center, a great place to begin your exploration of downtown Providence, also features an exhibit and short film. Visit the website to plan your visit.

VIDEO SOURCE: Roger Williams Initiative