Rhode Island Hotel Reservations
Rhode Island State House
See Rhode Island History at the State House
Enjoy your time in the Ocean State. Of the thirteen original colonies settled in America, Rhode Island, was the first to declare its independence in 1776. The capital city Providence, was founded in 1636, becoming one of the first established cities in America. While in Providence, visit the Rhode Island State House to learn more about this rich history. The neoclassical style State House building was built between 1895 and 1904. This Georgia marble building features a self-supporting marble dome, the fourth largest in the world.
The 500 pound eleven-foot tall, gold-covered bronze statue of the Independent Man stands at the top of dome. The statute symbolizes the independent spirit of Roger Williams, the founder of Providence. The State House currently houses offices for the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the General Treasurer, the Secretary of State and the chamber for the Rhode Island Senate and the chamber for the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Enjoy a tour of this beautiful building during your visit. For comfortable lodging close to Providence, check into the Warwick Best Western hotel.
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