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Interesting Walk

One of the few streets it is easy to park in. No real through traffic to worry about, so you can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
A nice little street

A nice little street that stretches through Providence, close to the University with some nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
natalie b
London, United Kingdom
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A mile of history is packed onto this cobblestone street lined with historic buildings. The Nightingale-Brown House, built in 1792, home to five generations of the Nicholas Brown Family (of Brown University) is a "must see" on the block.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few streets it is easy to park in. No real through traffic to worry about, so you can have a leisurely stroll and view the dates and residents of the buildings. The footpath is a bit uneven and is tree lined. It...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice little street that stretches through Providence, close to the University with some nice shops and cafes.

Thank natalie b
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The street is lined with old historical colonial houses, mansions, and buildings. The street lamps, cobbled sidewalks, mature trees, and excellently kept houses with gardens, all give a VERY idyllic vibe to the area. Grab a coffee and stroll around for hours in relaxation. Truly...More

Thank 246misa
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Always delightful daytime or night: a feast for the eyeballs. I wandered around at 1 am when I couldn't sleep and it was spooky, I wandered around during the day and it was delightful.

Thank BeverlyWriter
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great place to take a stroll. There are many beautiful homes along Benefit street. I recommend walking though, with parked cars on the street it can get pretty narrow.

1  Thank TheFormerTraveler
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Our group visited the John Brown house, then did a walking tour of about half of Benefit Street, with a tour guide explaining some of the buildings. It was a lovely way to see some of old Providence. Warning: the sidewalks are uneven.

Thank William Q
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was the highlight of my trip to providence. Seeing these old homes was just beautiful. I walked the entire length of Benefit Street and it was worth it.

Thank AMIT B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

One of the beautiful Streets in this city is Benefit Street! Thsi very well preserved, historically relevant place has many attractions. In addition, this street is convenient to everything downtown or the East side, should you stay in one of the several inns upon it's...More

1  Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Oldest structure in Providence is there 1707. House gives tours for free! Great Stuff there! Don't miss this! Then head down the street on Wickeden for good coffee & food & Beer!

Thank Lin M
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I love providence and this street is awesome with a good vantage point of the city. It also has all the historic homes, although the streets are really narrow for driving. You can visit the John Brown or Stephen Hopkins historical houses. They also have...More

1  Thank brittany z z
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9 March 2015|
Response from juanvlp | Reviewed this property |
No there's not, but hotel nearby like The Hilton and biltmore can help with may questions yo have, and also in tayer st brown university there'S places for answers.

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