I've been to this place several times and each visit gets better and better. Lovely tour, nice property and exhibits, great staff.
Took noon toor on a Saturday in July. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The house has been well-maintained and the decor accurately reflects the period. Even the 20th century renovations, including early plumbing and refrigeration, were interesting.
The tour is quite interesting. There is something about this tour that gives you a unique perspective of the community, its people and political atmosphere at that time in Rhode Island. The house and ground is well preserved, should not miss it. Very limited street parking, there is a designated parking area as per website. AAA discount with buy 1... More
Throughout July and into August (for 6 weeks on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm) head to to the John Brown House for the RI Historical Society Concerts on the Green. The venue is lovely: open air on the grass, which is gently sloped like an amphitheater. The music varies week to week and year to year -- American Band, Greg Abate,... More
Let's face it: there is not a lot to do in Providence, unless you love going to clubs. There seem to be a lot of those. I don't ,and I like to gain a sense of the history of a place while there. John Brown was a slave trader and brother of the Brown after whom Brown University is named.... More
Check out a.) the incredible butler's pantry, and b.) Marsden Perry's slick bathroom ca. 1890..wow! House is lovely in general, and very elegant, with knowledgeable/highly informative guides.
I would like to say first that the John Brown house is beautiful, trimmed with great woodwork, a terrific timepiece from a time when architects really cared about there workmanship. I am sad to say that I did not get to see as much of the house as I would have liked too. I was a party of five and... More
John Brown House tours are very well done and very enlightening. The architectural beauty of the John Brown House is splendid, and it's beautiful outdoor landscaping is a sight to behold....and to stay awhile.
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