Roger Williams National Memorial

National Park Service.

"I acknowledge that to molest any person, Jew or Gentile, for either professing doctrine, or practicing worship meerly religious or spiritual, is to persecute him, and such a person (whether his doctrine or practice be true or false) suffers persecution for conscience." -Roger Williams, 1644 Banished by the English and saved by the First Peoples, Roger Williams founded Providence here in 1636.

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From Interstate 95 North, take Exit 38 - State Offices. Stay to the right. At end of exit, go straight. At next light, make a left onto Smith St. At light, make a right and then a quick left into the memorial's parking lot. From Interstate 95 South, take Exit 38 - Charles Street. Make a right onto Charles St. and take first left onto Ashburton Street. Continue straight through three lights. After the third light, take a quick left into the memorial parking lot.

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