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Address: 52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
Phone Number: 14012737507
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Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The premier 18th-century house and museum in the state, presenting...

The premier 18th-century house and museum in the state, presenting important aspects of the social and cultural history of the period when our country was new. The Museum is maintained by the Rhode Island Historical Society.

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Great history

A great museum to see the relics and learn more about the history of Providence, RI. The self-guided audio tour is very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
dritschler
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Oxford, Connecticut
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A nice little historical house to visit when you have some time to kill. We enjoyed our afternoon there.

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Oxford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great museum to see the relics and learn more about the history of Providence, RI. The self-guided audio tour is very good.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Much more interesting than I was expecting. We had a guided tour and learned a lot..not just about the house but the area as well. Well worth taking a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Not only are the contents wonderful but they manage to make the visit lively and interesting. We loved getting to know the family and hearing about how they lived.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

The home's history is fascinating. I would recommend this for the history surrounding it rather than the architecture. The audio tour was informative.

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Rochester, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The docents are friendly and knowledgeable, but this house is no different than any other famous person's house. Unless you are truly interested in John Brown I would skip this.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We took a guided tour of this historic house. Beverly, our guide, was charming, professional and knowledgeable, and really brought the history of the house to life. Originally built by businessman and entrepreneur John Brown in the late 18th Century, the house was modernised by Marsden Perry in the early 20th Century, when plumbing and electrical services were installed. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This place we discovered by chance but the staff were helpful and knowledgeable and made us feel most welcome even if they were supposed to be closing. We returned the next day for a special visit by George Washington and it was a brilliant experience. Well worth visiting.

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maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

3 floors of treasures. The tour guide (Cathy?) was knowledgeable and very personable. The cabinets in the butler's pantry - BEAUTIFUL!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and took her time with our small group. I was amazed at how much original furniture was in the home and pleased that I was allowed to take photos. If you have time, take a stroll down Benefit street to add to this historical experience.

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