A short up hill walk or drive from the Visitor Center is Prospect Terrace. To get there, you will go past the original State House and other colonial buildings. From this city park you can get great panoramic views of Providence, including the First Baptist Church and the Rhode Island State House.
In 1939, The statue in the park of Roger Williams, designed by Ralph Thomas Walker, was dedicated. It is made of granite and is around 15 feet tall. Since no one knows what Roger Williams looked like, this is just an artist's interpretation of Roger's appearance.
When Roger Williams died, he was buried on his property, up the hill from Towne Street. In an attempt to honor him, his remains were moved to the Old North Burial Ground in 1860. In 1939, his remains (more like dust) were moved into the tomb that lies directly beneath his statue at Prospect Terrace.
Last updated: October 8, 2020