Visited: August 2018
Duration: 1 hour
We swung by Roger Williams National Memorial on our way from Salem, Mass heading to Connecticut. Good lunch stop if you are here at that time. Looked like this was a popular place to hang out at for lunch. We walked around the small park for a bit and then went into the Visitor Center. Park is very pretty!
At the Visitor Center we grabbed Junior Ranger books and watched the short film. We walked around a bit and let the boys finish the books (didn’t take long). Roger Williams and his wife Mary, sailed to the US in 1631. He became friends with the Native Americans and even learned their language so he could trade with them. Roger was a forward thinking minister who believed that people should be able to choose any religion. Due to his ideas he was forced out of Massachusetts and headed south where he created a new colony called Providence, where everyone was free to practice any religion. Providence means “God’s gift”.
What a great little Memorial in the center of Providence. So glad we stopped in to learn about Roger Williams. Great place. Kids earned their Junior Rangers and we got our cancellations.
That is all we have for this place. Off to Connecticut to meet up with a travel buddy!!