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A free App for your Apple iPad


Download the App at the Apple App Store for free!

A visual guide to Providence, Rhode Island


Take your iPad on a walk through the Providence’s College Hill, and Downcity neighborhoods, and experience it’s architecture, history, and legends. The tour is in slide show format with brief descriptions and includes location maps of each segment and destination. If you are connected to Wi-Fi or have a cellular connection on your iPad you can also see locations on online maps.

Take a short or a long tour


The tour consists of 14 connected segments with 120 destinations. Most segments are less than 1/2 mile with about 10 different destinations and include up to 6 different aspects of each destination. You can walk each segment for a short visit or combine several segments for a more expanded trek. The complete tour could fill a whole afternoon with adventure.

Presented with historical context


The tour is thoroughly researched. It includes important events that shaped Providence and shows historical scenes from the past from the Library of Congress and the Providence Public Library. Characters who shaped the history of Providence play a major role along with appearances by Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and unknown street urchins from the turn of the 19th century.