Immediately east of Providence's downtown, you'll find College Hill, where you can see the city's colonial history reflected in the...
Stephen Hopkins House
On Providence's Benefit St, the 1708 Stephen Hopkins House, named for the 10-time governor and Declaration of Independence signer, was...
Unsurprisingly, the Rhode Island School of Design runs a whole host of courses under the 'Continuing Education' banner. They range from...
Cable Car Cinema
This theater screens offbeat and foreign films. Inside, patrons sit on couches. The attached sidewalk cafe brews excellent coffee and...
Every bit as good as they say, this New American bistro has a seasonal menu featuring dishes like rabbit loin with sweet pea sauce,...
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Providence Athenaeum information
One of the most prominent buildings on Benefit St, the Greek Revival Providence Athenaeum was designed by William Strickland and completed in 1838. This is a library of the old school, with plaster busts and oil paintings filling in spaces not occupied by books. Edgar Allen Poe used to court ladies here. Pick up a brochure for a self-guided Raven Tour of the building's artwork and architecture.