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Lippitt House Museum

199 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906-2136
+1 401-453-0688
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An excellent slice of history

It was great to be able to see the house and its furnishings as it was, and not "restored." The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HarryR37
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Chatham, Massachusetts
Amazing handiwork

If you are a lover historical architecture, do not mess checking out this mansion. The inlaid... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Ellie B
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Providence, Rhode Island
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199 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906-2136
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to be able to see the house and its furnishings as it was, and not "restored." The tour person was very knowledgeable and made the place come alive. A very good experience, highly recommend.

Thank HarryR37
Morgan D, Public Relations Manager at Lippitt House Museum, responded to this review

Great to hear about your enjoyable visit! Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

If you are a lover historical architecture, do not mess checking out this mansion. The inlaid floors, hand painted walls and carved woodwork are masterful. To me this was more interesting than the actual history of the house.

2  Thank Ellie B
Morgan D, Public Relations Manager at Lippitt House Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, Ellie! We are delighted to share the amazing craftsmanship of the house with the public and are fortunate it was so well cared for by the Lippitt family.

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

If you love history, you will love the Governor Henry Lippitt House. It does not feel like a museum, but an actual visit to the past. Over the course of the tour we became acquainted with the customs of the time (some of which were...More

1  Thank Alistair L
Morgan D, Public Relations Manager at Lippitt House Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and plan to come back. We have a variety of programs throughout the year, so there are many chances to visit!

Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Lippett House site says you may contact them for a tour if you cannot make their normal tours. My wife and I are very happy we did. The staff scheduled us for a tour at 1:00 on a Friday;normally the tours are from 3:00...More

Thank bostonwake
Morgan D, Public Relations Manager at Lippitt House Museum, responded to this review

I am so glad you were able to schedule a tour that fit your schedule. We try to accommodate visitors for individual tours whenever we can, so they can explore the house. Our docents love sharing a slice of Rhode Island history with visitors!

Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I were married here in a small gathering. Beautiful location and the staff were wonderful to work with.

2  Thank jennl246
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Lovely historic home, within walking distance of downtown Providence and Brown University. Many engaging programs to entice local and remote visitors. Especially beautiful during the December holidays.

1  Thank sally s
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Loved this place! No ropes that you have to stand behind - you're allowed to walk everywhere in each room. Great docent who obviously loves history and her job. Fascinating information about the family and absolutely beautiful rooms.

2  Thank october1055
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The Lippitt House Museum was a great added treat to our trip to Providence. The gentleman who gave us our tour was very informative and made the visit more than worth while.

1  Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Visiting the house was like taking a trip to a glorious time. The Victorian house still shines and through the guided visit, it is so easy to find yourself in that time, sharing the life of the LIppitt family. As impressive as the house itself...More

1  Thank fleiteam
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The house is beautiful and the tour lasts just under an hour - but honestly, our guide is what made the story so interesting. Rather than just give us historic details about the house, she tied in the family history and made it seem real

1  Thank Ellen V
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travelnancy2015
Days open and times of tours? Cost?
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Response from LippittHouse | Property representative |
The Museum offers seasonal guided tours, Fridays, May through October at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm. No reservations are required for these tours. Tours may also be scheduled throughout the year by contacting the... More
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