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The R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is located in the Old State House in Providence. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm and closed on state holidays.

 

 

 

Join us for the preservation conference on Saturday, April 26 in Warren.
Sessions A3, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, B5, B6, B7, B9, C5, and C6 are SOLD OUT.
St. Mary's tour/Modernist Lunch is SOLD OUT.

Haven't got a ticket? You can register on-site at the Baptist Church in Warren, 407 Main Street, on Saturday, April 26, starting at 8:15am. Please bring a completed registration form and $40 in cash or a $40 check made out to "Preserve RI/2014 Conference" as payment.

Click here for more information on the conference.

Welcome to preservation.ri.gov.

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is the state agency for historical preservation and heritage programs. The Commission operates a statewide historical preservation program that identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, structures, and archaeological sites. The Commission also develops and carries out programs to document and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island's people.

Our state's historic buildings are an important resource for the present and future of Rhode Island. Old buildings provide needed housing and industrial and commercial space. They serve as cultural centers and as educational resources. The state's historic properties are major attractions for Rhode Island's billion-dollar tourism industry.

This site can answer some of your questions about historic buildings, preservation, archaeology, and heritage programs in the State of Rhode Island. If you have further questions, please contact us.