Explore Ancient Greece in Providence


The ancient world is closer to you than you think! College Hill, Brown University Campus, and downtown Providence is filled with monuments that take their architectural inspiration from Ancient Greece. In this walking tour you will explore the past in the present by looking at Greek-revival and Neo-classical buildings and learning about Ancient Greek art, architecture, and religion.

Use the materials below to take a self-guided tour, including stops at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, John Carter Brown Library, Athenaeum, Old Stone Bank, and The Arcade. The tour route is about 0.7 miles and takes 30-60 minutes.

Greek Temples Self-Guided Walking Tour
Greek Temples Walking Tour Outline
Greek Temples Walking Tour Student Reflection

This tour was developed by Dr. Pınar Durgun, a Brown Archaeology alumna, who is currently teaching art history at Providence College. This tour was initially lead on October 19, 2018 – check back for future tour dates!