Visiting Ivy League Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island
The smallest US state is home to the famous Brown University, one of the oldest seats of higher education in America. Located right in the heart of historic Providence, accommodation near Brown University gives visitors the opportunity to spend some time exploring campus, or heading off to experience what Providence city has to offer.
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Useful Information for Your Visit to Brown University
Brown University was established in 1764 and has around 10,000 students. One of the main reasons visitors come to the area is to see the campus architecture, which features many 17th and 18th century buildings. Providence's main attractions are just a short stroll away. Providence isn't just history though - it's a foodie town with great restaurants and microbreweries.
1. Getting to Brown University
Metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the campus, but public transport is probably the better option for getting around. RIPTA bus services originate in Kennedy Plaza, and the 35, 40, 1, 49 and 78 services run past Brown.
2. Thayer Street
Thayer Street is the center of student life at Brown and offers a mix of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. By day, it's a great place to grab some lunch, and after dark is when the party really gets going.
3. Roger Williams Park
One of the most peaceful spots in Providence is Roger Williams Park, 435 acres of gardens and lakes. It's most beautiful in the Fall but visit at any time of year to see the Museum of Natural History or Zoo.
4. John Brown House
Bordering the Brown campus and the home of the family which gave the university its name, John Brown House will take you back to the end of the 18th century. Take a self-guided tour to discover Rhode Island's role in the American Revolution and the slave trade, in the same rooms where Washington and Adams once stood.
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