Welcome to Providence Walking Tour

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From USD 33.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover many of Providence’s top landmarks—and learn all about the city’s centuries of history—on this immersive walking tour. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and explore Rhode Island’s capital in the company of a local. You’ll see highlights like the Rhode Island State House, the first Baptist church in America, Providence City Hall, and much more—and will hear the stories behind the sights as you go.
  • Explore with a local to bring Providence’s wealth of history to life
  • A walking tour lets you get up close and personal with the sights
  • See many of Providence’s top landmarks, all in a single tour
  • Learn more about the city’s history from your guide’s narration

What's Included

  • Top-tier Guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 11 Dorrance St
      11 Dorrance St, Providence, RI 02903, USA

      The meeting point is in the lobby of the Graduate Hotel.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Rhode Island State House (Pass By)

    Roger Williams National Memorial (Pass By)

    First Baptist Church in America (Pass By)

    Providence City Hall (Pass By)

    Waterplace Park (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips

    If you are a visitor or even a resident, I recommend this tour.


    46 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travellers.
    Showing 1-10 of 46 reviews
    Providence history in a nutshell.
    John_M, June 2023
    Billy provided a great overview of the history of Providence. Tons of information. Aptly titled tour.
    It was a nice way to get...
    Jean_G, May 2023
    It was a nice way to get to know the city.Our guide knew very interesting things about the history of the city Ubrerestibf
    Amazing walking tour
    Sandy_m, Oct 2022
    Great tour and nice way to get to know the city. I would definitely recommend this as must do activity.
    Walking Tour
    Ellen_A, Oct 2022
    James or Jimbo gave an excellent Walking Tour! Very interesting & we enjoyed the story behind the names & places.
    History of Providence-
    MaryAnn_H, Sept 2022
    Jimbo was a great guide- knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He kept the entire tour interesting. We were a large group with many questions and he handled them all with aplumb and wasn’t uncomfortable saying that he didn’t know the answer either.
    Great Providence tour
    Tammie_G, June 2022
    Jeremy, our tour guide was wonderful! I always say the guide is really what makes a tour. He gave us well told stories of Providence history and of the major figures who impacted the city. The tour is told in a well organized time line so it’s easy to follow and helps you see the city evolve into what it is today.
    Great tour
    Francis_B, May 2022
    That was an amazing guided tour and I learned so much about the city of Providence. He showed us the most essential places to visit!
    Interesting tour.
    Jane_T, Apr 2022
    Nice overview of the city and its history. I learned a lot and got some good ideas of things to do with the rest of my stay.
    Daphanie_W, Oct 2021
    I learned alot about RI, we seen a lot of interesting places. The weather was good. The guide was inclusive, I didn't feel lifted out, because I was solo.
    Providence History Comes Alive
    Beverly_T, Oct 2021
    We loved this walking tour with Jimbo. Very knowledgeable and personable young man. Paced the walk nicely. Answered our questions. Was funny and patient with us. Tour very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.
    Information about history of little known city
    Noy_E, Sept 2021
    Finding the start was an issue since the tourist office was closed and the guide was a last minute replacement. It was a small group and everyone in the party showed up. Due to the late start, the tour finished later than normal and I ended up being late for another tour. The guide was very good and the information was relevant and useful in understanding the history and culture of this big small city. Would need more specific information about where the start was since I was confused about where the start was.
    Learn about Providence
    Olin_t, Sept 2019
    This was a very informative and entertaining tour. If you are a visitor or even a resident, I recommend this tour.

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