National Park Service.
Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636. This colony served as a refuge where all could come to worship as their conscience dictated without interference from the state.
From Interstate 95 North, take Exit 23 - State Offices. Take a left at the light to the bottom of Orms Street. At light, make right onto Charles St., continue straight through one light, then quick left into memorial parking lot. From Interstate 95 South, take Exit 23 - Charles Street. Take first left onto Ashburton Street and continue straight through three lights. After the third light, take a quick left into the memorial parking lot.