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

Roger Williams and Family Etching

Roger Williams

Learn about Roger Williams' Story

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

Image of Roger Williams welcome sign and volunteer logo.

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Last updated: October 10, 2020

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282 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903



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