Main Green, Providence

Main Green, Providence

Main Green is a central park area in the midst of Brown University. It is a popular location for students to meet, study, picnic and play. It is also a common spot for gatherings and special events on the campus.

Main Green is located between University Hall and Sayles Hall with many of the University buildings within only a few steps. Visitors to Brown University will see a number of students stopped on the green as they bide time between classes or simply enjoy the day.

It is also a good place to observe one of the most important pieces of art on the Brown University campus. The Idee di Pietra, or "Ideas of Stone," sculpture by Giuseppe Penone was installed on the green in 2006. Made from cast bronze and grey granite river stone, the sculpture represents the forces of gravity on the natural world and on humanity itself.

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Main Green on Map

Sight Name: Main Green
Sight Location: Providence, USA (See walking tours in Providence)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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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.
Brown University Walking Tour

Brown University Walking Tour

Founded in 1764, the prestigious Ivy League Brown University of Providence, Rhode Island is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, chartered before the American Revolution.

Brown's historic campus offers a classic New England college experience among brick quadrangles, scenic greens, soaring modern architecture, renovated centuries-old structures,...  view more

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

Providence Introduction Walking Tour

Providence is the capital city of Rhode Island. Founded in 1636, it is also one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was settled by Roger Williams who was a strong proponent of separation of church and state.

Providence is well known for being the home of Brown University. One of the oldest higher education institutions in the country, Brown continues to remain a high-profile, Ivy...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Providence Historical Buildings Tour

Providence Historical Buildings Tour

Providence is a beautiful city that was founded on the banks of the Providence River in 1636 by Roger Williams. The city is nearly as old as the United States themselves. It has many interesting historical and architectural landmarks. Take this self-guided walking tour to visit some of the Providence's historical buildings.

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