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John Brown House Museum

52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
+1 401-273-7507
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History lives here!

The John Brown House embodies Rhode Island history. I came during an update of the house, so, not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
Didn't connect personally

Excellent example of a rich family's house from 100+ years ago. Pretty thin on artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gil B
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good52%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
+1 401-273-7507
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Gil B
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
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum at a time when we would have had to wait an hour for the guided tour, so we decided to do the audio tour. It was very interesting. They have added information to the tour to include the experiences of the...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

An excellent tour that gives you the history of this famous family and how they influenced Rhode Island. They even have many of the original pieces of furniture, paintings, maps, wallpaper, and other things that make this tour very informing. Our tour guide was very...More

Thank Melonie S
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We wandered in here on Veteran's Day and were delighted to find that admission was free that day. There were very few visitors and we were able to look around at our leisure and not fight the crowds. We kept a mental list of several...More

Thank Rosarugosa79
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you like singular late 18th century homes, then don't miss the John Brown House Museum, the first mansion built in Providence. The architecture has been faithfully restored, preserved and furnished with period furniture, including many originals from the Brown family. The volunteers that work...More

1  Thank Dale H
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It did not start off well. You enter through the car park and head to the door - wrong door! You go around the building - wrong door! Eventually you spot the entrance but the signs are poorly placed and not clear. Inside, a positive...More

2  Thank Derek M
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great place to learn about the history of Providence and John Brown. The house is very interesting. The tour guides are excellent.

Thank TravelingNana4
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A nice little historical house to visit when you have some time to kill. We enjoyed our afternoon there.

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