Providence is a city with a rich history and walking tours of the city, its historic architecture, and visits to the significant houses open for visiting provide a fascinating view of our interesting past.

Governor Stephen Hopkins House

Governor Stephen Hopkins HouseMake time to see The Governor Stephen Hopkins House located at 15 Hopkins Street (off Benefit Street). They are open for tours on Saturday’s between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The last tour begins at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free, donations are always welcome.

Providence Independence Trail

Independence Trail

Welcome to the INDEPENDENCE TRAIL of Providence, Rhode Island – a 2.5 mile tour of Providence that takes in over four centuries of history, architecture, culture and folklore.

Using the Trail is easy – it is marked by a green line that is painted on the sidewalks of Providence.

The Trail is circular so there is no “beginning” and no “end” – just start and head in either direction – in 2.5 miles you will be back where you started.  During that time you will have traveled through over 4 centuries of American history, architecture, culture and folklore.