Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Providence provides a wealth of experience for cultural and heritage tourists from afar or from within our own community.


PPS Walking Tour Booklets

These historical documents from the early 1980s include introductory summary of the neighborhood’s history and a short description of the architectural and historical significance of notable buildings in the neighborhood. Booklets for Benefit Street and the Elmwood Neighborhood are currently available. They may be purchased for $3.00 each at 24 Meeting Street between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at the John Brown House Museum.



Rhode Tour is a statewide mobile historical smartphone application. Visit to take a thematic tour sitting at your computer, or download the app for free from the Apple Store or Google Play


Go Providence!

The Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau provides self-guided walking tours of Providence’s neighborhoods. Print copies can be obtained at 24 Meeting Street or the Providence Vistors Center, 10 Memorial Boulevard.


Brown University Architecture IPhone App

Brown FACADES,” is an interactive guide to the architectural history of the Brown University Campus.


Visit Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Division of Tourism promotes historic places throughout the state. This link points to sites in Providence which will be of interest to the tourist interested in historical places.

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