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Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

199 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02904 (College Hill)
(401) 453-0688
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Ranked #20 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's amazing to see the luxury the Lippitts lived in so long ago. This museum really shows you what the rooms were truly like. The museum is breathtaking as are the nicely-manicured grounds. Knowledgeable staff assist nicely in answering questions or helping to plan a special event. We had our wedding here years ago and it was spectacular. Perfect venue.

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Yonkers, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just visited Gov. Lippitt House Museum and it was great! We got our own private tour with Dave, who was extremely informative. It was a beautiful Victorian home in the historical district of Providence.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Governor Lippitt House is an elegant brick and brownstone Renaissance Revival mansion that contains beautiful wood work, extraordinary hand-painted faux wood work detailing and lovely furnishings. Our group from The College Club of Boston was given a first-rate docent tour by house administrator David Wrenn, whose knowledge of Governor Henry Lippitt and his many descendants, as well as his... More

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Augusta, GA
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513 reviews 513 reviews
236 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

W have toured many homes, and this is one of our favorites. The attention to detail was evident. Every room was spectacular and rich with detailed wood moldings and hand painted walls and tiles, etc.. Our docent was very knowledgeable, and it was an hour of history we knew nothing about when we stepped into the mansion. I would advise... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a cool stop for an hour or two to view a mid 19th century ornate home of an industrial businessman and his family. Very beautiful home, but i have to say the personal attention and informatiojn provided by the caretaker was just wonderful. every once in a while you run into someone perfectly suited for the job and... More

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Our wonderful visit to the Lippitt house started off with our tour guide Dave. He is the Administrator of the house, but more that that he has a passion for the mansion. We scheduled the tour 2 days ahead of time. The 60 minute tour lasted more than 90 minutes. Not only did Dave give us such a in depth... More

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Chicago, IL
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

What a great way to get knowledgeable about the house and the people who lived in it. Dave, our guide, was patient and answered our many questions with a polite demeanor and extensive knowledge of the house and Lippitt family. We truly enjoyed the private tour and didnt realize we had been at the house for almost 2 hours! I... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Recently visited the nicely preserved Victorian Mansion, Lippitt House, in the beautiful East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. Enjoyed a solo tour conducted by David Wrenn, Administrator. Beautiful Italian Renaissance structure, imposing garden and carriage house, original furnishings and art throughout, amazing interior decor treatment wonderfully preserved, ---and all accompanied by Mr. Wrenn's knowledgeable, interesting and educational narrative. Family anecdotes,... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

QUITE the faux paint job, throughout, but be forewarned that this is a pretty typical three-storey-cube Providence rich family's house...nothing spectacular except for fans of faux painting - 1850s-70s mid-Victorian, not exactly great design/architecture, more extraordinary survival and preservation...so, if you want showy and spectacular, head for Newport, or even for the John Brown/Marsden Perry House, but for fans of... More

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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Providence is such a nice city with beautiful houses. We were lucky to visit this one with David Wren who guided us through the house with very interesting historical explanations of the house and its unhabitants. We loved it.

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