Welcome to Providence: Community Walking Tours


The best way to get to know any city is by walking its streets and meeting its people.

The Swearer Center for Public Service has organized a menu of tours at the start of the academic year to introduce you to neighborhoods, community organizations, culture, politics and history of Providence. Many tours will emphasize the relationship between Brown and the community of Providence, showing the myriad ways in which the two have, and indeed still do, influence one another.  

Important information

  • Space is limited so you may not get your first choice of walking tours. However, every effort will be made to fit you into your desired tour.
  • Note the meeting place for your tour. All tours will begin and end at this location.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time. 
  • Please bring your Brown ID – some tours will include bus riding as well as walking.
  • In case of rain, call 863-5456 for status of the tours.

Note: Currently, we do not have any scheduled walking tours. Please check back for updated schedules and news.