In Providence, Rhode Island lies Roger Williams National Memorial, dedicated to the man who left the Puritan-led Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 to found a city based on religious freedom. A small National Park Service (NPS) visitor center houses a tiny museum and shows a brief film.
Statue, 4.5-acre park, film
After watching the 7-minute film, engage the passionate NPS employees in a discussion about the importance of the First Amendment and freedom of religion to American history.
A short, but steep walk takes you to a large statue of Roger Williams that offers a great overlook of the city, though it is not technically in the National Memorial.
It has to be the Roger Williams statue with its incredible views of Providence.
Summer, though it is open year round
All roads paved, but steep if you drive up to the statue.
Twenty miles away, Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park offers camping.
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