Providence Mob Tours
Discover the Mafia History of Providence
ABOUT THE PROVIDENCE MOB TOUR
You know the crimes, but do you know the story?
Providence Mob Tour is a walking history tour through the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence, once the headquarters of the New England Mafia. This tour takes you through the history of organized crime in the city of Providence, the locations of some of the more notorious mob associated events that have occurred including the gangland murders and the local hangouts of the Providence Mafiosi.
We begin our tour with our "Mob Tour Induction Ceremony" during which, your guide (AKA Tour Don) will give everyone on the tour a Mob Name (nom de guerre) for the day's tour. Then we are off for a walk through historic Federal Hill where your Tour Don will take you to the sights of some of the Mafia's crimes and hangouts, including the former headquarters of the New England Mafia. The tour begins and ends at Garibaldi Square located at 99 Atwells Avenue in providence, RI.
In the 20th century, Providence became the headquarters of the New England Mafia, led by Mob Boss Raymond L. S. Patriarca. From his office on Providence's Atwells Avenue, Patriarca ran an empire of crime from 1954 until his death in 1984.
What our guests are saying
"Being the son of a history professor, this tour is great for folks interested in the local history of Providence. Awesome tour! Highly recommended for anyone visiting Providence!"
"Great way to spend an afternoon! So much history in Providence. I drive by these places all the time and never realized the parts they played in making Providence."
"My son and I had a great time today on the tour. Great tour guide, who really knows his facts. Hard to believe so much crime occurred in such a small area. So much distrust and zero loyalty back in the days of Federal Hill. I highly recommend this tour, I promise you will enjoy it and learn so much. Thanks for a great day!"