Providence, Rhode Island: Plymouth Rock of Rhode Island Blown Up Here

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Roger Williams Landing Place Monument

Address:
Williams St., Providence, RI
Directions:
Roger Williams Landing Place Monument. I-195 exit 3 westbound. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Gano St. Drive north three blocks and turn left onto Williams St. The monument will be in the little park on the right side of Williams St. The inscription is on the left side of the monument.
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Plymouth Rock of Rhode Island Blown Up Here

Where Roger Williams first set foot on Rhode Island in 1636. Unfortunately, the rock was accidentally blown up in 1877. The city erected a monument on the spot in 1906. "Below this spot...stood the rock."

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/20/2014]

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Monument relief.

Plymouth Rock of Rhode Island Blown Up Here

The Roger Williams landing monument has been restored!

[Kurt Deion, 07/30/2016]

Slate Rock.

Plymouth Rock of Rhode Island Blown Up Here

If not for the brief inscription that mentions Roger Williams, visitors would have no way of knowing what the landing site monument was memorializing. All the plaques that were once attached to the monument are missing, creating an apt metaphor for the downtrodden state of Rhode Island.

[Kurt Deion, 05/20/2014]

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In the region:
Grave of a Suspected Vampire, Exeter, RI - 19 mi.

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