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.

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Features

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This Land Is Our Land

This summer, the Memorial will host a series of plays written by Providence kids and performed by local actors. Join us for these great performances.

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50th Anniversary Celebration Events

The Roger Williams National Memorial has a full plate of free events this summer, so join us to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

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Kids Online Park Tour

Hey Kids! There's lots for you to do at Roger Williams National Memorial. Take a tour with Li'l Chap and learn how to be a Junior Ranger.

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Online Lesson Plans

The Roger Williams National Memorial is excited to present four on-line lesson plans. Download them here for free.

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Speakers' Corner Youth Project

Click the link below and watch local teens embrace their collective history while taking an active role in improving their community

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My Smith Hill

Take a tour of nearby historic Smith Hill with participants in the Memorial's 2011 summer Youth Partnership Program.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are Very Important People, (VIPs)! We need your skills and expertise in order to achieve our mission.

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Places in the Park

The 4.5 acre Memorial includes native and colonial gardens, manicured grounds, and a 19th century structure that serves as the park visitor center.

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