Rhode Island’s stunning capital building will be the stage for the 3rd annual Spooky State House on Oct. 26, hosted by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea.
Walk through the halls of the Rhode Island State House with the eyes of past leaders following your every step. Then listen for the tolling of the USS Rhode Island bell which is said to emit sound, although no one is near it. Visit with Thomas Dorr, made famous during his suffrage rebellion of 1842. At the State House, he stands tall and proud. However, he spent some of his last years in solitary confinement in the Providence Jail, the rubble remains of which lie beneath Providence Place. Finally, tour the rest of this iconic Rhode Island landmark — designed by the renowned firm of McKim, Mead & White, and the seat of Rhode Island’s government since 1901.
You can visit the State House Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free guided tours are offered hourly. The Spooky State House will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.