Explore Providence: The State House

82 Smith St., 401-222-3983

Not to be confused with the Old State House (a Benefit Street attraction), the Rhode Island State House is a neoclassical building located just to the north of the downtown area — not far from the Providence Biltmore. Home to the Rhode Island General Assembly and the offices of the governor of Rhode Island, this McKim, Mead, and White project was completed in 1904. 50-minute tours are available on weekdays, featuring stops at the Bell Room, with a replica of the Liberty Bell; the State Room, where you can see one of Gilbert Stuart’s famous George Washington portraits; and the Rotunda, featuring the fourth-largest self-supporting marble dome on earth.

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