Benefit StreetCurrently Open
- Address: Benefit St, Providence, RI, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Family And Kids, Streets
From north to south between Providence River and Brown University, Benefit Street is an architectural delight! After the founding of the city, the 1.2 mile long road was laid down ‘for the benefit of all’, and it has certainly lived up to that name. Today, the street that retains its old world charm is one of the the classiest place to live in Providence, but the wealth of the huge houses doesn’t make the visitor feel isolated.
Highlights on the street include:
- John Brown House Museum
- Thomas F. Hoppin House
- Rufus Waterman House
- 1792 Nightingale-Brown House
- The 1816 First Unitarian Church
- 1838 Greek Revival Providence Athenaeum
- First Baptist Church
- Old State House
- Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art
- Barker Playhouse
- Frank Licht Judicial Complex
Though each one of these edifices is an attraction in its own right, it is worth simply taking the time to stroll down the street at a gentle pace and photograph everything along the way. The best pictures come out at sunset.
How to Reach Benefit Street
- Buses 1, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 49, 60, 61x, 78 stop Tunnel NS S Main
- Buses 35, 60, 78, 92 stop Memorial FS Westminster
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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