College Street, Providence

College Street, Providence

College Street is a historic street in Providence. This is the street that leads directly to Brown University from Memorial Boulevard on the west side of the Providence River. Because the street itself pre-dates automobiles, it is very pedestrian friendly. Any tour of Brown University will include a stroll on College Street.

From Memorial Boulevard, visitors will walk across the pedestrian bridge. A brick column showing College Street in bronze letters is topped with a street lamp that stays brightly lit at night. The pedestrian bridge gives a perfect view of WaterFire on the nights when the display is active.

Along College Street, visitors will see the Memorial Park, which is home to the Providence River Greenway, the Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial and the 150-foot tall World War I Memorial.

Other places of note along College Street include the Rhode Island School of Design and its museum, the Superior Court, the Providence Athenaeum and a number of Brown University's most important buildings. Among these are the John Hay Library, the List Art Center and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library. College Street ends at the Van Wickle Gates on the Brown University Quiet Green.

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College Street on Map

Sight Name: College Street
Sight Location: Providence, USA (See walking tours in Providence)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Providence, Rhode Island

Create Your Own Walk in Providence

Create Your Own Walk in Providence

Creating your own self-guided walk in Providence is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Providence Introduction Walking Tour

Providence Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Brown University Walking Tour

Brown University Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Providence Historical Buildings Tour

Providence Historical Buildings Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles