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Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

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Address: 199 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906-2136
Phone Number: +1 401-453-0688
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3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Fri 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A National Historic Landmark, Lippitt House has one of the best preserved...

A National Historic Landmark, Lippitt House has one of the best preserved Victorian interiors in America featuring elaborate painted finishes, ornate woodwork, and original furnishings. A 45-minute guided tour highlights the museum’s art and architecture and lets visitors step into Providence's Golden Age through stories of the Lippitt family and the domestic servants who lived and worked there. Built for textile magnate and Rhode Island Governor Henry Lippitt, the house was lived in by four generations of the Lippitt family until it was donated to Preserve Rhode Island in 1981.

Guided tours of the Museum are offered May through December:

Fridays at 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm

3rd Saturdays at 10:00 am, 11:00 am and 12:00 pm

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Fascinating private tour

The Lippett House site says you may contact them for a tour if you cannot make their normal tours. My wife and I are very happy we did. The staff scheduled us for a tour at 1:00... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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bostonwake
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lippett House site says you may contact them for a tour if you cannot make their normal tours. My wife and I are very happy we did. The staff scheduled us for a tour at 1:00 on a Friday;normally the tours are from 3:00 on. The docent gave an excellent tour, answering our many questions. In fact we ran... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband and I were married here in a small gathering. Beautiful location and the staff were wonderful to work with.

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New Providence Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

Lovely historic home, within walking distance of downtown Providence and Brown University. Many engaging programs to entice local and remote visitors. Especially beautiful during the December holidays.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

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 information about the family and absolutely beautiful rooms.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

The Lippitt House Museum was a great added treat to our trip to Providence. The gentleman who gave us our tour was very informative and made the visit more than worth while.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

Visiting the house was like taking a trip to a glorious time. The Victorian house still shines and through the guided visit, it is so easy to find yourself in that time, sharing the life of the LIppitt family. As impressive as the house itself was our guide Dave. He opened the house especially for us as we were not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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