Chepachet, thirty minutes from Providence, is an example of small town New England life. The town is one of several in northwestern Rhode Island. Chepachet, considered country before the advent of highways, retains the atmosphere of small-town Main Street life with its stores and groceries, antiques and craft shops. It even boasts a Stage Coach Tavern and tales of ghostly lore. You will have to visit Chepachet to find out why it is known for its own civil war and the demise of Betty the elephant.
101 Regent Avenue Bonfires along South Water Street Providence, RI 02908 +1 401 272 3111
WaterFire is a magnificent array of 100 bonfires that illuminate the three rivers of Providence. The string of fires blaze above the surface of the Providence River, one of three, which passes through the middle of the city core. These fires trail nearly two-thirds of a mile of parks and public spaces where people can stroll along the riverbanks while listening to music and watching the displays. The fires are lit approximately 20 minutes after sunset each Saturday and usually burn for two to three hours.
About 40 minutes outside of Providence, in the small community of Coventry, lies the Greene Homestead. Built in 1770 by the Revolutionary War hero himself, the place is surrounded by lovely gardens and overlooks the Pawtuxet River. The building has been converted into a museum; inside is a comprehensive history of the man and his exploits. War buffs of all kinds will marvel at the on-site cannon, and souvenirs can be had at the museum gift shop.
82 Smith Street Providence, RI 2903 +1 401 222 2357
Located in downtown Providence, the building is a class apart from other state houses. The self supporting dome is the fourth largest in the world. The entrance itself promises to take you in a different world. The notable rooms are 'the Bell' room featuring Philadelphia Liberty Bell and Battle flags, The Rotunda is flanked by artistic stairways. Brightly colored paintings of seals adorn the walls, representing values like education and liberty. The Gun Room houses two canons of the Civil War era. Be it the State Library or the Senate Lounge we get to see a perfect blend of art and technology. The oak desks are equipped with electronic voting modules, wired for Internet access and laptop. The hand woven tapestries and the intricate patterns on the ceilings complete the perfect picture.
72 Clifford Street Providence, RI 02903 +1 401 272 0766
Trinity is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. This solid structure is located in the center of the city. The church embraces core values like equality and faith in Jesus Christ. It attracts a broad spectrum of visitors ranging from students and families to singles, from diverse economic and social backgrounds. David Sherwood is the Senior Pastor. Your search for serenity and inner peace will end here.
30 Fenner Street Cathedral Square Providence, RI 02903 +1 401 331 2434
In 1837, the cathedral was established with the celebration of the first Mass. It is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. The structure is made from brown sandstone and is a standing example of architectural brilliance. Inside the church, green marble is extensively used. Oil paintings and statues form an integral part of this church. The stained glass windows, depicting scenes from testaments, take you back in time. It also has the largest organ featuring 6,616 pipes.
99 Taft Avenue Providence, RI 02906 +1 401 331 1616
Temple Emanu-El, is affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. It has a golden dome which is visible from many sites. It spreads across 66,000 square feet. It comprises of three buildings. The school building has auditoriums, offices and library. Meetings and weddings take place in the Meeting house. It also has the Abraham and Natalie Percelay Museum, which imbibes the importance of rituals in Jews. The most interesting is the gift shop which houses Judaic items, including kippot, kiddush cup and mezzuzot. The temple celebrates festivals like Sukkot and Simhat Torah. The efforts of the temple are directed towards preserving the Jewish culture and transmitting it to the future generations.
10 Westminster Street Merchants Bank Building Providence, RI 02903 +1 401 277 4949
The alumni at the Rhode Island School of Design, in order to showcase and sell their various products on art started RISD Works. The gallery hopes to provide a first hand account of the work of the design talents of the years to come. From fashion apparel to fine art, one could well use the opportunity to unearth a gem before the prices shoot up tenfold. For its youthful zest and innovative ideas on design, RISD Works makes a welcome addition to the bustling-with-art Westminster Street.
General Nathanael Greene Homestead Museum at Spell Hall
About 40 minutes outside of Providence, in the small community
of Coventry, lies the Greene Homestead. Built in 1770 by the Revolutionary War hero himself, the place is surrounded by lovely gardens and overlooks the Pawtuxet River. The building ...
Providence College was established in 1917 and is run by
the Dominican Friars, an order that is dedicated to pursuing the truth and spirituality in all parts of an individual's life. This can be seen in the curriculum of ...
Easily accessible from I 95, the Hilton Providence is adjacent
to the Dunkin' Donuts Center and within walking distance to Downtown Providence, historic Federal Hill, Providence Place Mall, and the Rhode Island Convention Center. The hotel features 274 guest ...