Loved this place! No ropes that you have to stand behind - you're allowed to walk everywhere in each room. Great docent who obviously loves history and her job. Fascinating... read more
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.