Fodor's Expert Review Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

East Side House/Mansion/Villa

The two-term Rhode Island governor made his fortune selling textiles to both armies during the Civil War and spared no expense in building this home, which was 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.

House/Mansion/Villa Museum/Gallery Historical

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199 Hope St.
Providence, Rhode Island  02906, USA

401-453–0688

www.preserveri.org

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Rate Includes: $10

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