Liberty of Conscience

"I acknowledge that to molest any person, Jew or Gentile, for either professing doctrine, or practicing worship meerly religious or spiritual, is to persecute him, and such a person (whether his doctrine or practice be true or false) suffers persecution for conscience."
-Roger Williams, 1644

Banished by the English and saved by the First Peoples, Roger Williams founded Providence here in 1636. Read More

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Roger In Context: Season 2

Roger Williams challenges The Opponent to a "friendly" game of chess

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Who was Roger Williams?

Explore the life of one of America's earliest founders

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The Hahn Memorial, a Jewish Legacy

We celebrate the gift of Roger Williams Spring Park by Judge Jerome Hahn in honor of his father, Isaac Hahn

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Roger Williams's Influence on US

The Separation of Church and State

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Islam and Roger Williams

Explore Roger's writings, ideas, and influence on our religious freedoms.

Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open Wednesday - Saturday

The visitor center has exhibits, a short film, restrooms, bookshop, and rangers to provide information.

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Fall Newsletter

Find out what we've been up to and what we have planned

A view of the historic well and homes behind it.

Learn more about Roger Williams and other influential people of his time.

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Explore some places relating to Roger Williams

Last updated: February 21, 2024

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