Welcome to   Providence. 



Bradly founded Pinwheel Tourism because he couldn't keep his enthusiasm about his city to himself. The free walking tour is a stroll through time: guests will learn about the founding of the city, its evolution through industrialization, and the many cultural elements that make it what it is today. 

But we don't stop there. After the tour, Pinwheel Tourism will continue to be your guide to all things Providence. Use our website to find local events, restaurant specials, and other ways to engage with this true gem of the Northeast. If there are any ways we can make the people of Providence better connected, let us know!



Bradly J. VanDerStad, Experience Director / Founder

It was Bradly's love of Providence that led him to create Pinwheel Tourism in the first place; making the tours free furthers his mission of making the city's vibrancy and character accessible to everyone. 

Abby Bora, Media Manager

Abby managed Bradly on their college newspaper, and their collaboration continues today. She just moved back to Providence with her fiancee in 2019 because she couldn't realistically live anywhere else. 


Walk pace was perfect so I could take in all the sights along the way. I enjoyed getting to hear about Providence and the little gems Bradly shared were really cool. I would recommend him for sure.

Francis C., Yelp



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Tour Information:

The Providence Visitor Information Center

1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903

Sunday Mornings

10 AM

May through October

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