Rhode Island State House

4.564 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
  • Address: 82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903, United States
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4012222080
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Heritage Building

This beautiful neoclassical building of white marble was constructed in 1904. It houses the Rhode Island general assembly, the offices of the governor, the lieutenant governor, Secretary of State and the general treasurer. Even before you step inside check out the marble dome of the building, which is the fourth largest self-supporting marble dome in the world. Also focus on the Statue of the Independent Man on top of the Dome. The Senate chamber is in the east wing while the representative chamber is in the west wing. The main architectural attraction inside is the rotunda; see the various artifacts such as guns and flags on the rotunda which represent the state’s military history. At the front entrance of the capitol you will find a Cannon. The best time to photograph the state house is at sunset. If you want to know the history of the building, take the brochure from the visitor center.

Rhode Island State House Travel Tips

  • Guided tours last 50 minutes.
  • Groups of 10 or more people will need to make a reservation.
  • Self-guided tour brochures are available at the visitor center and gift shop.
  • Non flash photography is permitted.
  • Fully disabled accessible.

Rhode Island State House Hours

  • Guided tours at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

How to Reach Rhode Island State House

  • Buses 50, 56, 57 stop Gaspee Opp Train Station

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  • Rhode Island State House Address: 82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903, United States
  • Rhode Island State House Contact Number: +1-4012222080
  • Rhode Island State House Timing: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Best time to visit Rhode Island State House(preferred time): 08:45 am - 01:45 pm
  • Time required to visit Rhode Island State House: 01:00 Hrs
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Rhode Island State House Reviews & Ratings

  • This place definitely deserves 5 stars. There are so many reasons but formost is it’s beauty. State house is Center of attraction for Rhode Island and if you are looking to visit it, it can be one of the best place to start your trip. 3-4 minutes walk and you have parking where you pay only $2 for 2 hours. You can go to Canal side and so on from State house.

  • Historical Building that's being used today RI governor is in there now There is a free tour for an hour you can also do self guided tours The architect is really Gorgeous a must see you can park across the street by the meter

  • Holy moly. This building is stunning. Caught it on a warm summer day, all to ourselves and won’t forget!

  • Amazing, staggeringly impressive place, and the excellent FREE tours are done as part of a student work experience scheme. I stayed here for far longer than intended as i felt so relaxed. The security scan you and your bags as you go in; They were very welcoming and friendly. The tour guide (Sawyer) was very knowledgeable and approachable for any questions For a tour of this quality and as part of a project to help students get experience, this is commendable. Thank you.

  • Beautiful structure, beautiful downtown providence. Enjoyed walking around.

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