Memorial ParkCurrently Open
- Address: S Main St, Providence, RI 02903, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Park, View Point, Memorial, Statue, Family And Kids
Not to be confused with the Roger Williams National Memorial, this unassuming little park is a tribute to the soldiers who perished during World War One. The main sight at the park is the 150-foot high granite memorial designed by architect Paul Cret. It was erected in 1929. There's a statue on top of the memorial that represents the concept of Peace. Look for the quote by Woodrow Wilson at the base of the obelisk. There are two other smaller memorials in the Park, one for World War II and the other for the Korean War. This place is not promoted as a tourist attraction, but it is a lovely place for a stroll, with benches to sit on, and a good view over the river. The best time to visit is sunset.
How to Reach Memorial Park
- 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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Memorial Park Reviews & Ratings
A beautiful a d inspiring gem in downtown Rhody. Tons of visual satisfaction to accompany a daytime stroll. Packed with monument and murals, this location has the perfect blend of a small metropolis and an eclectic renaissance. The diversity of the people, is reminiscent of Times Square without the lights and rush. The Universities in the area, provide a variety of people from all over the world. You'll be able to spend hours, just walking. Or, you can take advantage of the bicycles provided to the public, at a small cost. Would have given it a 5 star rating, if it wasn't for the traffic congestion and impatient drivers.
Very nice place to enjoy the city life. Very nice quiet area within the city
A great place that honors the Irish in a beautifully sculpted manner. Thank you!
This is such a beautiful park to walk through if you take your time and read the meaning of each monument. The war memorials in particular. The names of those who served from Providence are either cut into every brick surrounding the monument while other are cut into the surrounding walls. The sculpture with all the guns rolled into it is what made me go there while visiting my son. I enjoyed looking at all the different hand guns and wondering what this person was thinking. I love it. A must see when you're in Providence and in the park. There's a lot of places to sit and some ares are warm and sunny while others are in the shade. The marble floor area is one of my favorite ever to go places. It speaks a lot sitting there at the work and the people being remembered - heroes!
Good location good view nice place to walk around