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Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

Address: 199 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02904 (College Hill)
Phone Number: (401) 453-0688
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Ranked #17 of 63 Attractions in Providence
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Augusta, GA
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268 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 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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boston
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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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Chicago, IL
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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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