Rhode Island State HouseCurrently Closed
- Address: 82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903, United States
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4012222080
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Heritage Building
Rhode Island State House - Review
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 Information
- 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 by Public Transport
- Buses 50, 56, 57 stop Gaspee Opp Train Station
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Rhode Island State House, Providence Reviews
Impressive building. Inside and outside. Full of marbles, impressive dome, detailed artworks. The library are made with wood and the ceiling details are impressive. Free to go inside and self guided / wonder around. There is tourist center that also sell “Made in Rhode Island”. Parking are free on the parking lot - as long as the parking gate are up. Save some money than parking in the street
Take a walk through the state capital building is like having a slice of revolutionary pie: such deep historical significance! They have a cannon that was used at Gettysburg, an original painting of George Washington that was done by the great Gilbert Stuart, a native Rhode Islander and the original chapter signed by the King of England. The reception room is most impressive. Other items to look for are the gold painted dome and the three story high library. Take a tour. It’s worth it. Roger Williams is smiling on this place!
We highly recommend visiting the Rhode Island state Capitol building. The hour long tour is very much worth it. Emily, our tour guide was an exceptionally wonderful story teller. We enjoyed hearing the story in the charter room. We have been to over 30 state Capitol buildings and this was one of the best tours we have gotten by far. Emily was engaging and good humored. You will learn a lot of the history of the state and of the capital.
Great nuggets of RI history interspersed in the seat of local government. The building itself is a fantastic structure and can be seen from miles, and you can peek in on both the upper and lower houses from the balconies above. Other attractions include the state library, and historical exhibits on the history of the state and contributions through the years.
One of the historical oldest state house in RI with beautiful garden outside. Free admission & wheelchair accessibility.