Historic Providence

Historic Providence

Providence, Rhode Island's rich history goes back centuries. Visit its historic homes and attractions, learn about the city's iconic characters from the past, and explore Providence's historic neighborhoods. 

Providence Self-Guided Historic Walking Tours

Immerse yourself in Providence's fascinating history, local lore and quirky tales by taking a self-guided walking tour. Explore the historic East Side, the rich culture of the West Side, the reinvention of Downtown and more.

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Providence experienced sustained periods of economic success early in its history. This, combined with a rich legacy of preservation, has led to a wealth of of well-preserved American...

H.P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips "H.P." Lovecraft, largely considered the father of supernatural horror fiction, was born and lived the majority of his life on the East Side of Providence. In his macabre writing, Lovecraft weaves together what NecronomiCon Providence director Niels...