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Prospect Terrace, Providence

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Prospect Terrace Park is a park located on Congdon Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The park, founded in 1867, overlooks the city's "downcity."Author and Providence native H. P. Lovecraft frequently visited the park.A statue of theologian Roger Williams was built in the late 1930s after Williams' descendant Stephen Randall made a deed of gift for the monument. The approximate 15-foot tall granite statue commemorates Williams' founding of the state of Rhode Island and his promotion for religious freedom. The statue depicts Williams gazing over the city.In 1939, Roger Williams' remains were moved into a tomb that lies directly beneath the statue. His body had been overgrown by the roots of an apple tree next to his original grave. The roots grew over the form of his body, so that it looked identical to a human form. The remainder of his bones were reburied in a bronze casket and placed beneath his statue in Prospect Terrace. The so-called "Williams Root" is preserved and is now on display at the John Brown House Museum on the East Side of Providence.
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Where to stay in Providence

Most of the guest beds in Providence lie in and around downtown; this is the most convenient area to stay in during your visit. Right downtown you'll find a handful of large hotels from national chains. Rooms here can be pricey, but many offer sweeping views of Providence Harbor. Federal Hill features a few locally owned inns, bed and breakfasts, and small hotels in historical buildings. You'll find additional homey establishments around the State House just north of downtown and the College Hill area across the Providence River to the east. Avoid the South Providence area and East Providence across the Seekonk River.
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  • A local recommended this to me and I couldn't be more happy that he did! Fantastic views of the city, even on a foggy day.  more »
  • Beautiful park with gorgeous views of the city. We walked there all up hill from the Biltmore. It was well worth it if you like to walk. Of course you can drive there too.  more »
  • This small park with a gigantic statue offers a panorama of downtown Providence and surrounding districts. It is also a good place to watch sunset. It is not a must if you have limited time in Provide...  more »
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  • Love this place, been going since I was a kid. The park overlooks the whole city. Quite atmosphere for the most part, Parking is free.
  • This a terrace overlooking Providence city. Since it's located in College Hill, it provides great views of the opposite Federal Hill and downtown. It offers great sights of Rhode Island State House as well as skyscrapers in downtown. The terrace offers some benches to sit but besides that there are no other amenities. It's just a good place to have great views, at which it excels.
  • When you are driving out of Brown campus without GPS, sometimes you will see some interesting places! This is one of them! A park out of nowhere! An amazing view of the city. Small park to walk around, but so quiet and cozy to seat and relax.
  • Beautiful view of the city. If you Haven't been here and are visiting. Its a must See.
  • Spectacular view of some of the worlds most unique architecture and so much history abounds. One of a kind parks. Not much else to say as the place speaks for itself.