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John Brown House Museum

52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
+1 401-273-7507
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Yes, George Washington Slept Here

Several times. So did Adams and Jefferson. You may have to hold your nose a little bit if you are... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Steven M
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
A great experience for History buffs.

We visited the John Brown House museum in November of 2017. The lady at the front desk, Gabriella... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
rhathb
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Hollywood, Florida
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The premier 18th-century house and museum in the state, presenting important aspects of the social and cultural history of the period when our country was new. The Museum is maintained by the Rhode Island Historical Society.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Several times. So did Adams and Jefferson. You may have to hold your nose a little bit if you are sensitive to seeing the benefits of the slave trade. But if you can get past that, you will see splendors from the China Trade, from...More

Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We visited the John Brown House museum in November of 2017. The lady at the front desk, Gabriella George was very nice and suggested the audio tour, since we were a little tight on time. She was right. It was wonderful. It took us through...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Interesting to see this period house and to learn about the paradoxical history of its owner. Wonderful furniture, wallpaper and ceilings.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We were in town with my Mum and decided to stop off here. We did the guided tour, which was fascinating and gave a real insight into American society living at that time, which was quite different to how an English family of that status...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The house is showed in a form of a museum. Visiting this site you have an idea how the house was and many artefactos were back in the days.

Thank D_v_D_USA
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We usually tour historic properties with a docent, but in this case we would have needed to wait nearly an hour for the next group. So we took advantage of the self-guided audio tour and were very pleased with the experience. The individual iPods were...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

My wife and I had a group tour of the John Brown house. The guide made the tour well worthwhile. It was a typical filthy-rich person's home once-upon-a-time; later converted to a museum of artifacts of the era when built.

Thank William Q
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The John Brown House embodies Rhode Island history. I came during an update of the house, so, not all was available for viewing. But, old houses are always in need of maintenance, so, I will go again. What I did see was a very good...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Excellent example of a rich family's house from 100+ years ago. Pretty thin on artifacts and interesting personal stories. The signs provide fairly dry historical information; the self-guided audio tour reads out the signs and adds a little to them. They do have great air...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Loved this visit! Well done self guided tour with iPod. Staff was very helpful and kind. The home is absolutely beautiful. We loved it!!

Thank stllynnard
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