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Roger Williams National Memorial

Check out our website for the most up-to-date information. The grounds are open 24/7. The visitor center hours and special program times change seasonally. 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.

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