us for a morning’s stroll along our capital city’s newest
attraction – the Providence Independence Trail. In
celebration of its first birthday, Trail founder, Robert
Burke will be our host and guide, dispensing a lively
By special permission, the State House
will open its doors for us, and there’ll be other ‘insider
perks’ as well. Then relax and enjoy a Taste of Rhode Island
Sampler at the cozy Pot au Feu bistro.
This easy, 3-mile loop takes in over
four centuries of Rhode Island history, lore, architecture
and culture. It encompasses points that were key to our
state’s – and America 's – social, religious, civic,
commercial and industrial history. Along the way we’ll see
the birthplace of religious freedom, the site of the first
shot fired against English rule, and the spot where Lincoln
With one of the largest concentrations
of preserved architecture and landmarks in America,
Providence’s Independence Trail will appeal to anyone with
even a passing interest in our cultural heritage.
Most locations are accessible to those
with physical disabilities. While we are happy to make basic
accommodations, Tour Rhode Island is unable to provide
||$33.00 plus RI sales tax
all admissions and fees.
Taste of Rhode Island sampler at the renowned French
Bistro, Pot au Feu
Island State House, State Street, lower parking lot
||Approx. 1:30 pm
casual. Dress for weather conditions. Comfortable
walking shoes, essential!
water bottle. Consider bringing camera, binoculars.
Though never required,
it is customary to personally extend a
gratuity to your guides. A modest ‘thank
you’ would be a dollar or two per person, or
more if it is well earned, within your
budget and commensurate to the service.
Group collections are discouraged.
Please see our FAQ page for important details
about your tour.