Family coming to visit this weekend? What to do . . . what to do. One nearby attraction of interest to American history buffs and Baptists is the Roger Williams National Memorial (RWNM), a 4.5 acre park operated by the National Park Service, complete with real live park rangers. And no bears. The visitor center — open seven days (operating hours) — features an exhibit, a short film about Roger, and many useful guides and info about nearby attractions.
They have some reasonably priced souvenirs and an excellent book section — with many of the titles that should be at the State House gift shop but aren’t — including “The Wordy Shipmates” by Sarah Vowell, a perfect way into the Roger Williams story.
The RWNM hosts the ‘Downtown Sundown Series’ — free concerts, theatrical performances, and talks. The TRIST production of Henry IV, Part I kicks things off on May 29th.
RWNM Visitor Center, open seven days, 282 North Main Street, at Smith Street, (directions)
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