This April vacation, try something new – a tour of the Rhode Island State House. Tours occur each weekday and are a fun and educational family activity.
The tour stops include the Rhode Island Charter Museum, which features the Royal Charter of 1663 and other historical documents and artifacts; the State Room, where Gilbert Stuart’s famous portrait of George Washington hangs; and the Rotunda, one of the world’s largest self-supported marble domes.
The State House is open to the public Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm except holidays. The event occurs daily, every weekday. Free guided tours are offered at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Small group tours begin in the State House Library on the second floor; reservations are recommended and are required if you have 10 or more people. Tours last about 50 minutes.
Visitors may do a self-guided tour. Self-guided brochures are available in the State House Visitor Center and Gift Shop and in the State House Library. Be sure to visit the Visitor’s Center gift shop for Rhode Island produced books, postcards, and other unique gifts and mementoes.
For more information, visit the State of Rhode Island website or call 401-222-3983.