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.
Make time to see The Governor Stephen Hopkins House located at 15 Hopkins Street (off Benefit Street). They are open for tours: Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. and April through November on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & until 7:00 p.m., when they fall on a full WaterFire lighting (the last tour begins at 6:30 p.m.).
Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
The museum is also open by appointment, for which there may be a modest admission charge. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
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.