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A Billion Years of history in Providence, Rhode Island

Independent Man

The Independence Trail is a three mile tour of more than One Billion Years years of the place we now call Rhode Island and it’s History, Architecture, Culture, Geology and Folklore.

24 7 365 Zero – The Free, Self-Guided Phone Tour is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year for Zero – Its FREE. so listen to a heaping helping of history, have as much as you want.

Guided Tours

Though Independence Trails is 27/7/365 at no cost, we offer Guided Tours accompanied by our knowledgable staff starting at our Visitor’s Center. Our tour begins at our Visitor’s Center and a tour guide takes your group along our trail. We offer a few different tour lengths, including Basic, Extended and a Double Session with Luncheon.

We also cater to groups, whether you’re looking for a school trip, corporate outing or private event. Learn more on our Tours page.




Here are some featured photos that were taken along our trail.

Donations and Sponsors

We couldn’t of done so much without your help! Keep the Independence Trails running in optimal shape by donating to our nonprofit Independence Trail Education Foundation. Your donations will go towards maintaining the quality of the tour, visitor’s center, and may even sponsor a local school district. Click here to see a list of our current sponsors.

We are a 501c3 Educational Foundation so every dollar helps. If you’re feeling generous, follow the link below to donate.


If you have any questions or comments about the Independence Trail, please visit, contact us, or leave us a message below. 

Independence Trails Providence 
44 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02905