Liberty of Conscience
Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636. This colony served as a refuge where all could come to worship as their conscience dictated without interference from the state.Read More
Did You Know?
In 1965 Congress passed a joint act establishing Roger Williams National Memorial but it would be almost 20 years until the park was opened. “This park should remind us that the freedom for which Roger Williams fought so hard for did not come easy like the park itself,” stated Senator Claiborne Pell More...