Rhode Island Colonial Charter Museum

Rhode Island Colonial Charter Museum
82 Smith St.
Providence , Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-222-3983
Email: Use the online form to contact this property
Website: http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/Civics-And-Education/charter-museum
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The Charter Museum is located on the first floor of the Rhode Island State House. Commemorating the 350th anniversary of Rhode Island's Royal Charter of 1663, the exhibit features an array of original documents including the 1721 recorded copy of the 1643 Parliamentary Patent that preceded the Charter, remnant sections of the wax and resin Great Seal of Charles II that was originally appended to the Charter and the legislative proceedings around the Charter's arrival in Rhode Island and its first reading to the General Assembly. Other featured items include a published transcript of the Charter printed in England in 1719 and contemporary documents written in the hands of Roger Williams and John Clarke. Open to the public, free of charge Monday- Friday, 8:30am until 4:30pm.

Handicap Accessible or Service Children Activities No Smoking Allowed No Pets Allowed No Alcohol Allowed
Listing Category: Listing in Travel Guide, Listing on Web
Region: Providence
Guide Category: Heritage- Museums
Access: Complete wheelchair access (H), Fire alarm signals for hearing impaired (H3), Special arrangements upon request (H1), Warning signals for visually impaired (H2)
Admission: Free
Family: Children's activities, Kid friendly
Parking: Parking charged
Restrictions: Alcohol prohibited, No pets, Smoke free facility
Heritage Seasonality: Open year-round
Hours of Operation:Monday- Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm
Maximum Number of Rooms:150
Contact Name:Courtney Hill
Contact Position:Tour Coordinator
Contact Phone:401-222-3983
Contact Email:publicinfo@sos.ri.gov
Function Space Available:No

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