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Providence Sights

Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

  • 199 Hope St. Map It
  • East Side

Updated 12/23/2013

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The two-term Rhode Island governor made his fortune selling textiles to both armies during the Civil War and spared no expense in building his home completed in 1863. The ceilings, floors and walls of this immaculate Renaissance Revival mansion are works of art as well as a time capsule. The house still has most of its original decor and furnishings, including neoclassical chandeliers cast in bronze. It has been called the only intact example of 19th-century Victorian

high-style architecture in Providence.

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199 Hope St., Providence, Rhode Island, 02906, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • May–Oct., Fri. 11–3

Updated 12/23/2013


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May 13, 2009

Excellent historic house with short hours and high admission

This is a first-rate old Victorian era historic house, strikingly lavish in architectural detail with a lot of original furnishings. Very much worth a visit, and the tour is informative. Note that it costs $10 with no further discounts for a tour, and the house is only open on Fridays from 11 AM to 3 PM from May through October.

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