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.

Colorful painting showing people gathered the first spring water source in Providence


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

View of the parks greenery with people walking through the park


Learn about the places that influenced Roger Williams' life

New and Dangerous Opinions exhibit

New & Dangerous Opinions Exhibit

New and Dangerous Opinions exhibit now available to read online in Spanish and English.

New Banners at Roger Williams NM

New Banners at Roger Williams NM

Learn about the newly erected National Park Site Banners now situated around the park.

Image of Roger Williams welcome sign and volunteer logo.

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

Last updated: November 14, 2022

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282 North Main Street
Providence , RI 02903


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