This site helps us to remember the role of Indigenous people in our story.
Providence’s original inhabitants experienced slavery and oppression during
colonization. Black and Indigenous people also formed alliances and families
despite the legal and social barriers of a challenging Colonial system. Visit the
interpretive center to learn more about this story
DescriptionRoger Williams National Memorial, a unit of the National Park Service, is a 4.5 acre greenspace in downtown Providence established to commemorate the founder of Rhode Island and champion of freedom of religion and individual liberty. The Memorial includes landscaped grounds, walking paths, free parking, seasonal programming, and a visitor center, open 7 days a week year round. The visitor center, staffed by Park Rangers and volunteers, offers interpretive exhibits, informational materials, and a five minute orientation film.