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John Brown House Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Step back in time for more than an average house tour

Lovely house tour, with standard art, furnishings and excellent wallpaper. However, a few items... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Northborough, Massachusetts
Interesting audio tour of historic house

This is a beautiful home to tour if you're visiting Providence. The audio tour allows you to learn... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Alexis B
Nashville, Tennessee
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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. *Guided Tours are at...more
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52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
+1 401-331-8575
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another good museum in Providence. Great artifacts from back in day and a nice surprise at the end of the tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lynnealbright
Reviewed 3 February 2019

one of the major people and family of the ship owners,slavers,owners of business's in RI. It was a way of life for the few very wealthy families who made their money in any way they could. This home reflects the life in those days with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barry N
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Love their concerts under the elms series in July and August. Great music and food (local foodtrucks). Perfect way to spend a beautiful summer evening!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MaryK4225
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We visited the day after Thanksgiving. Entry was free today. They were not doing guided tours today so we just strolled thru the house and read the various placards. There was also an incredibly knowledgeable docent. I loved the spectacular woodwork throughout the house and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eichsttl
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Beautiful house and wonderful tour! So worth seeing. The guide was so knowledgeable and informative. Went on a rainy dark day, must be even more beautiful on a sunny one. Do not miss this on your trip to Providence!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tess372
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Lovely house tour, with standard art, furnishings and excellent wallpaper. However, a few items particularly stood out. 1. The slave trading aspects of the Browns' wealth was addressed by an in-depth exhibit about the voyage of the Sally. The exhibit was curated by Brown students...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 508EllenCee
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is a beautiful home to tour if you're visiting Providence. The audio tour allows you to learn about the family that lived in the home (including their relationship to the slave trade in Providence - some of the family members were traders of people...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 1 July 2018

What a nice way to spend the pre 4th of July weekend than learning about the history of the Brown family of Rhode Island. What a beautiful home, detailed ceilings and carved staircase and wonderful guided tour. There are special tours listed on their website...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jo A
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This was an educational and interesting tour. You are provided with an IPod and tour at your own pace. We found the chronicle of the family, politics and history thought provoking.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 2onvacaton
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

There’s a reason this house is so low on the list of things to do in Providence. Although it’s one of the most spectacular Federal period houses in the United States, the Rhode Island Historical Society has allowed this building to languish with a bad...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Zzardvark
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