L'histoire improbable de Providence

Providence, États-Unis

Expérience organisée par Peter

  1. 2 heures
  2. Proposée en Anglais
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Selon les voyageurs, cette expérience vaut vraiment le coût.

Au programme

We'll start on the river in front the silver circle sculpture and then weave around Brown University and College Hill, stopping to talk at lookouts, public art and private gardens while telling the story of Rhode Island's leading role in the slave trade of the 18th Century. Roger Williams called Rhode Island a "lively experiment." I'll do my best to report how that experiment worked out for Rhode Island and the nation. The walk is about miles and should take about 2 hours. It's hilly. So bring good shoes.

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  • 88 commentaires
  • Identité vérifiée
I was a newsman for 47 years: reporter, editor, columnist, webmaster. I now teach journalism at the University of Rhode Island. As a journalist, teacher, runner, reader of history and 18-year resident of Providence's Fox Point-College Hill neighborhood, I know the state's stories and hidden passages around Brown University and colonial Providence. Mine will be an amused and irreverent tour with time to indulge in the lives of the pious and the profane. By rights, Providence should be known as the place the American Revolution began, but the citizens had to keep it quiet. King George had a bounty on John Brown's head.
I was a newsman for 47 years: reporter, editor, columnist, webmaster. I now teach journalism at the University of Rhode Island. As a journalist, teacher, runner, reader of history and 18-year resident of Providence's Fox Point-College Hill neighborhood, I know the state's stories and hidden passages around Brown University and colonial Providence. Mine will be an amused and irreverent tour with time to indulge in the lives of the pious and the profane. By rights, Providence should be known as…
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Le lieu

The Providence waterfront; John Brown's house on a hill; the scene of Buddy Cianci's first felony, the place where the Revolution started, but no one noticed; Brown University; H.P. Lovecraft Square; gardens tucked out of view; the library where Sarah Whitman dismissed Edgar Alan Poe; the site of the Snow Town race riot of 1831; the Roger Williams lookout; and the home of the colonial governor who tried to negotiate a peace with Britain.

Évaluation de 4,92 sur 5 sur la base de 88 commentaires.

Claire
novembre 2021
The tour was informative and entertaining. While some of the topics were heavy, it really brought the history to life as Peter gave a variety of stories and provided examples and quotes.
Robin
novembre 2021
I learned so much about the area from Peter, and I really appreciated how it was more than just a retelling of the past- it connected the past with our present in a very clear way. Incredibly informative, very interesting, and a great outdoor experience!
Shannon
octobre 2021
Offbeat tour of parts of Providence you won’t get elsewhere. Perfect for people who don’t want the cliche city tour. Would love to do another tour with Peter.
Carl
octobre 2021
Really great experience. Very informative. It’s a tour that touches on some of the major moments in Providence’s history and focuses on a few of the less well-known parts that you might not get from other tours. I learned a lot. Thanks!!
Rubin
octobre 2021
If you are interested in a fascinating presentation of a slice of the history of Rhode Island and Providence this tour is for you. Peter is a great narrator with a unique perspective. The walking is not too vigorous and the sites are all interesting. Highly recommended experience!
Matthew
octobre 2021
Would definitely recommend this walking tour to anyone who holds an interest in historical figures & events surrounding the early years of enslavement.

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Les voyageurs âgés de 12 ans et plus peuvent participer, 8 personnes maximum. Les enfants de moins de 2 ans peuvent accompagner leurs parents.
Tous les participants doivent porter un masque et appliquer les mesures de distanciation physique.

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