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Address: 199 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02904
Phone Number: (401) 453-0688
Description: Occupied by generations of the Lippitt family for 114 years, Lippitt House...
Occupied by generations of the Lippitt family for 114 years, Lippitt House is a three story, Renaissance Revival villa with Italian palazzo elements. Embellished with elaborate faux finishes, colorful stained glass windows, ornate woodwork details, and surviving original furnishings, the house is also significant for its pioneering mechanical systems. These features combine to create a time capsule of Victorian design worthy of preserving and sharing with the Providence community and beyond. In this spirit, the public programs offered by the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum provide opportunities for the study of Victorian life and put the house and its occupants in a historical perspective to facilitate greater understanding of today's Providence. Planning your visit: Seasonal Tours are offered May - October (no reservations required) on Fridays at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Guided tours may be scheduled, in advance, year round. Please visit our web-site for the latest information on guided tours and programs.
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Ideal "Historic" Fix!

The house is beautiful and the tour lasts just under an hour - but honestly, our guide is what made the story so interesting. Rather than just give us historic details about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The house is beautiful and the tour lasts just under an hour - but honestly, our guide is what made the story so interesting. Rather than just give us historic details about the house, she tied in the family history and made it seem real

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What a rare treat to experience a Victorian in such magnificent original condition. Thoroughly enjoyed the informative tour to learn family history and see amazing Victorian craftsmanship at its best.

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Haverhill,Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had tried to view this home in the past, but were stymied by the restrictive hours of touring. On this visit to Providence, we were lucky to be there during the day on a Friday, called a head to confirm tours and found our way to the Brown University area where the house is located. It's definitely worth the... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My family and I went to see Karen K and the Jitterbugs, the last concert of the 2014 Hunter Music Series. This free concert was wonderful! The concert was held in the yard of the Lippit House. The yard is beautiful and well maintained, a wonderful place to sit on a blanket and listen to music. From what we saw... More 

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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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Address: 199 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02904
Phone Number: (401) 453-0688
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill

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