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Choose from the following:
Benefit Street's Mile of History Culinary Archives and Museum
John Brown House Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Museum of Rhode Island History Providence Childrens' Museum
Roger Williams Park and Zoo State Capitol


Benefit Street's Mile of History
Benefit Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-831-7440

The most impressive concentration of orig9inal Colonial homes in America. Beautifully restored houses, churches and museums overlook the city's historic waterfront. Please call ahead for hours of operation

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Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Roger Williams Park
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907 USA
Phone: 401 785-9457

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Culinary Archives and Museum
at Johnson & Wales University
315 Harborside Blvd.
Providence, RI
Phone: 401- 598-2805

a one-of-a-kind museum which contains over ½ million items related to the field of Culinary Arts and Hospitality. The holdings were gathered by Chicago's chef Louis Szathmary and donated to Johnson & Wales University. The collection includes rare U.S. Presidential culinary autographs; a gallery of chefs through the ages; tools of the trade from the third millennium, B.C.; Egyptian, Roman and Oriental spoons, dating back 1000 years, original artwork, and more. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

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State Capitol
82 Smith Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-222-2357

Designed by McKim, Mead and White in 1891-92 of white Georgian marble. It is considered to have the fourth largest self-supporting dome in the world. It is an important architectural landmark which contains the original Rhode Island Charter of 1663 and a historic portrait of George Washington by Rhode Island native, Gilbert Stuart. Many other Rhode Island treasures and battle flags are on display. Please call ahead for hours of operation and details. Find some great pictures at this site.

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Roger Williams Park and Zoo
1000 Elmwood Ave.
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-941-3910

430 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds make up this park which includes the award-winning zoo with 156 different species and over 900 animals. Please call ahead for hours of operation and details.

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Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-273-KIDS (5437)

A hands-on interactive museum with exhibits including a time-traveling adventure through the state's multi-cultural history, a wet and wild exploration of the ways of water, a geometry lab and more. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

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Museum of Rhode Island History at Aldrich House
110 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-331-8575

This Federal-style house adapted for museum use and as headquarters of the Rhode Island Historical Society offers changing exhibits on Rhode Island history, architecture and decorative arts. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

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John Brown House (1786)
52 Power St.
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-331-8575

this home was described by John Quincy Adams as "the most magnificent and elegant mansion that I have ever seen on this continent." A three-story Georgian mansion which celebrates many aspects of Rhode Island's heritage, including its distinctive tradition of fine craftsmanship. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

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