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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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Stephen Hopkins House

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Guided tours of the 1707 home of Declaration-signer Stephen Hopkins, his family, and their slaves for four decades, on Benefit Street?s ?Mile of History?, a block from Brown University, the RISD Museum, and WaterFire. This 8-room house full of antiques and Hopkins heirlooms includes the bedchamber where George Washington slept, as well as a slaves? room and gallery currently showing a collection of 18th century samplers.

15 Hopkins St
Providence, RI 02903
United States

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Providence River Boat Company

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Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of the Providence waterways on our fun & relaxing narrated daytime tours. Explore the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park, the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier and the Providence Industrial Harbor as we highlight historical, nautical and architectural points of interest!

525 S Water St
Providence, RI 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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Brown University

in University, Sightseeing

Campus Tours - Led by a Brown student, the campus tour gives prospective students the opportunity to see our campus first hand and to learn about campus landmarks, residential life, dining and Brown history and traditions. The tour last approximately 60 minutes. All information sessions and campus tours begin at the Stephen Robert 62 Campus Center located at 75 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of a session or tour.

Box 1876
Providence, RI 02912
United States

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