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Rhode Island State House

in Professional Exhibition, Historic, Historic

The State House is open to the public Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm except holidays. Free guided tours are offered at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Small group tours begin in the State House Library on the second floor; reservations are recommended. Large groups (10 or more people) are required to make a reservation. Tours last about 50 minutes.

82 Smith St
Providence, RI 02903
United States

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Benefit Street's Mile of History

in Heritage, Historic, Sightseeing, Historic, Heritage

Created in the mid-18th century “for the benefit of all,” this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.

Providence, Rhode Island 02903
United States

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John Brown House

in Historic

The John Brown House was built in 1788 by merchant, patriot, politician, and slave trader John Brown, an instigator and participant in the Gaspee Affair. He and his family were some of the wealthiest and most influential people in the colonies and, then, the United States. The Browns are the namesake of Brown University. Come walk through John Brown’s mansion in the footsteps of George Washington, Abigail Adams, and other historical figures who once visited.

52 Power St
Providence, RI 02906
United States

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Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

in Museum, Museum, Historic

Heir to one of Rhode Island?s leading textile manufacturing families, Henry Lippitt (1818-1891) designed and supervised the construction in 1865 of a house at 199 Hope Street in Providence for his wife Mary Ann Balch (1823-1889) and their six children. Occupied by four generations of the Lippitt family for 114 years, the house is a three story, thirty room Renaissance Revival villa with Italian palazzo elements.

199 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
United States

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