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The Temple to Music is perhaps the most well-known structure in the Park.
The Temple to Music was built with a bequest from William Curtis Benedict, a successful olive oil merchant! Millions have attended hundreds of events at this beautiful building. The first performance, at the dedication of the Temple in 1924, drew 50,000 to hear the U.S. Marine Corps Band, members of the Metropolitan Opera, and the 284-member Providence Festival Chorus. Today the Temple hosts annual concerts by the Rhode Island Philharmonic and is especially popular for yoga, wedding and graduation photos, and great Instagram selfies!
Did you know?
Each marble piece was quarried in Vermont and sent by train to be assembled in the Park.
on Self-Guided Tour of Notable Art
Your gift to the Conservancy supports hundreds of thousands of dollars of investments and programs in your People’s Park.