From Benefit Street's "Mile of History" on the East Side to festive Federal Hill, Rhode Island's own "Little Italy," the capital city of Providence is known and loved for its abundance of historic and cultural attractions. Three-and-a-half centuries of history are alive and well on the streets of Providence, as evident in the scores of immaculately preserved Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian houses located throughout the city. The Rhode Island State House, Arcade, John Brown House and the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America are among the many historic buildings which are open to the public year-round.
In addition to magnificent architecture, Providence offers a host of attractions for connoisseurs of the arts. Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Museum of Art/Rhode Island School of Design offer acclaimed theatre, fine arts and orchestral music.
Providence is also home a number of colleges and universities including Brown University, a member of the Ivy League and the only Rhode Island institution founded before the American Revolution; Rhode Island School of Design; and Johnson and Wales University, known for its culinary and hospitality programs.
Ranked the #1 destination for food in the United States by Travel + Leisure Magazine, there is truly is something for everyone in Providence!