- Historic Sites
Roger Williams National Memorial
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 exhibit as well as a short film. The grounds of the National Memorial also include 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.