Providence County RI
If one is set to travel to Rhode Island,
one should include a visit to the state
capital and historic trading town of
Providence County, which was once known for
its rum and molasses commerce.
Providence County is its largest and where
the concentration of Rhode Island’s
It ranks 93rd in the United States’ most populated county and 71% of the
population is Roman Catholic, making it one of the US’ most Catholic-dominated
Everywhere in Providence is a charming blend
of modern and restored historical landmarks.
Providence County is made up of
Burrillville, Central Falls, Cranston,
Cumberland, East Providence, Foster,
Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North
Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket,
Providence, Scituate, Smithfield and
When in Providence’s Cumberland, one should
visit the historic Cumberland Public
Library, Edward J. Hayden Library and the
William Blackstone Monument. In Pawtucket on
the other hand, one can visit the Daggett
House, where the antiques and other things
owned by the first builder of cotton mill in
the US, Samuel Slater, can be found.
A must is a historical trip to Providence,
Providence, where the country’s oldest
college, Brown University, can be found,
with its other historical sites like the
Corliss-Brackett House. Other places of
interest are the John Carter Brown Library,
the oldest First Baptist Church, Gaspee
Room, the Old State House, Roger William’s
Square, Roger Williams Park, the Museum of
Natural History, Roger Williams Spring, the
Shakespeare Head House, Stephen Hopkins
House, the Old Market House, the Providence
Athenaeum and the First Unitarian Church of
A walk along Providence’s historic districts
like the Benefit Street’s cobblestone street
filled with period architecture and
significant structures is also recommended
for history buffs.
Modern attractions are not lacking, as
visitors can immerse themselves in
cosmopolitan cuisine on “The Hill” or
Federal Hill, where world-class cooking from
countries all over the world can be enjoyed.
Visitors can also shop till they drop at
Providence Place’s 100 stores or at Thayer
Street’s hipper shops.
A day is definitely not enough to soak in
the great things Providence has to offer. So
if one is to stay longer, the Providence
Biltmore and the Westin Providence are the
classiest places to check-in. Guests can
also choose to stay at other hotel chains
like the Providence Marriott Downtown and
the Hilton Providence.
But for a more enhanced local experience, a
stay at one of the Bed and Breakfast
establishments like Cady House, Christopher
Dodge House, Mowry-Nicholson House and Old
Court are good alternatives for a
comfortable home away from home.