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?
Did you know that Roger Williams had such a close relationship with the Native Americans that the Sachem Canonicus of the Narragansett refused payment from Roger for the land given to him for the Providence colony? More...