Providence is served by an international airport and a railroad station with Amtrak and MTA service to Boston, New York and points both closer in and further away.  Taxis are plentiful at the airport and train station, and Uber operates throughout the city.  The approximate cost of a taxi ride between the airport and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage is $40.  The approximate cost of a taxi ride between the train station and the Public Humanities Center is $10 (or it’s a 25-minute walk).


It will not be difficult to find metered or unmetered street parking within a few blocks of the Public Humanities Center on the evening on October 11.  On October 12, parking is more difficult as many of the surrounding streets have a M-F 8am-10am parking ban.  The closest parking lot for October 12 is a visitor parking lot operated by Brown University at the Power Street Parking Garage  3 blocks away.  Entrance to this garage is on Power Street between Thayer and Brook Streets, and the lot requires that you pay onsite (credit cards and bills, but the machine does not give change) and then display your parking ticket on your dashboard; it is $15/day.


A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of October 11 and 12, 2018 at the Hampton Inn in Providence, which is a 20-min walk from the Public Humanities Center.  The special room rate of $189/night + tax will be available until September 14, 2018 or until the block of 25 rooms has sold out.  To book a room at this special event rate, please reserve here.  There are also ample listings for rooms or apartments on Airbnb and other vacation rental sites within a mile of the Public Humanities Center.

Questions? Contact Marisa Angell Brown at [email protected] / 401-863-6277.