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Built of white Georgia marble, it has the 4th largest self-supporting marble dome in the world. Used in building it were 327,000 cubic feet of Georgia marble, 15,000,000 bricks, and 1,309 tons of iron floor beams. It stands 333 feet long, 189 feet wide through the central Rotunda, and 235 feet tall from the terrace to the Independent Mans spear atop the dome. Featured is the orginal Parchment Charter of 1663, granted by King Charles II. Also relics and paintings. Guided tours.

Location: Providence Rhode Island Telephone 401-277-2357

Other History nearby:
(Weymouth) Abigail Adams Birthplace
(Warwick) Apponaug Village
(Newport) Astors' Beechwood Mansion and Museum
(Old Mystic) B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill
(Barrington) Barrington Town Hall
(Fall River) Battleship Cove

05/21 Coming to The Providence area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.