Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Downtown Providence

Providence Walks: Self-Guided Historic Walking Tours

Immerse yourself in Providence's fascinating history, local lore and quirky tales by taking a self-guided walking tour. Learn about the historic East Side, the rich culture of the West Side, the evolution of the Jewelry District, the reinvention of Downtown, and the city's early Black history. 

Providence became a bustling manufacturing town and by the late 19th century, the city was the... Learn More ›

Providence history is Black history, from the early days of the colony to today. Roger Williams... Learn More ›

Experience Providence's rich history on foot. Featuring interesting info, enlightening insight, and... Learn More ›

How did Providence, Rhode Island become the “Jewelry Capital of the World”? The first steps by... Learn More ›

Beyond Interstate 95 lies Providence’s West Side. A bridge arching over the interstate takes you... Learn More ›

Rhode Tour App

Rhode Tour is a free mobile app and website that tells stories by and about Rhode Islanders. A joint initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Tour brings mapping technology, sound, images, videos and well-told stories together to engage us in learning about the places we live, work, visit—or perhaps simply pass by—in Rhode Island.

Visit to take a thematic tour sitting at your computer, or download the app for free from the Apple Store or Google Play to experience Rhode Island in a whole new way.