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Burnside Park

  • 2 Kennedy Plaza
  • Providence, RI 02903
Overview

Adjacent to the 19th-century transportation hub of Providence, Burnside Park was dedicated in 1892. The park provided a space to showcase two major artworks, the Bajnotti Fountain and the statue of General Ambrose Burnside. Dedicated in 1902, the Bajnotti Fountain was a gift from Paul Bajnotti to the city to honor his late wife, Carrie Mathilde Brown, whose family was prominent in town. The Burnside statue, dedicated in 1887, commemorates former Rhode Island governor and Civil War General Ambrose Burnside. The park is not Burnside’s only namesake, however — the term “sideburns” comes from his infamous facial hair.