Few People Know There’s A Tiny, National Park In The Middle Of This Bustling Rhode Island City

You’ve probably seen the patch of trees and grass in downtown Providence, bordered by North Main, Canal, and Smith Streets, and Park Row. But did you know that it is actually a real, national park operated by the National Park Service? It was created to honor the site where Roger Williams founded Providence, the first Rhode Island town. The city has its share of gems, but you might want to take the time to check out this nearby outdoor history lesson on the next nice day.

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Roger Williams is as much a part of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as our coastline. When you’re in Providence, check out this tiny National Park in the middle of our bustling city. January 1 to March 31 the park will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.