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Lippitt House Museum

199 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906-2136
+1 401-453-0688
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Great tour

I was lucky enough to be in town during the 3rd Saturday of September when the house was open. My... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Floydova
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Tampa, Florida
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Step into Victorian Providence!!

This museum is only open from May to October, to the Public, and has very limited hours. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
eventsbythirteen
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Providence, Rhode Island
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A National Historic Landmark, Lippitt House has one of the best preserved Victorian interiors in America featuring elaborate painted finishes, ornate woodwork, and original furnishings. A 45-minute guided tour highlights the museum’s art and architecture and lets visitors step into Providence's Golden Age through stories of the Lippitt family and the domestic servants who lived and worked there. Built for textile magnate and Rhode Island Governor Henry Lippitt, the house was lived in by four generations of the Lippitt family until it was donated to Preserve Rhode Island in 1981. Museum Hours, May through October: Fridays at 1:00 pm -5:00 pm 3rd Saturdays at 10:00 am -2:00 pm Choose how to experience Lippitt House Museum. Take a guided tour at the top of each hour or experience the house at your own pace with a self-guided tour. Try hands-on activities in the Lippitt Lab to learn more about Victorian life. Private tours available with advance registration.
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199 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906-2136
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to be in town during the 3rd Saturday of September when the house was open. My friend and I took the guided tour and really enjoyed it. The docent was very knowledgeable about the home and the family members that lived...More

Thank Floydova
Morgan D, Public Relations Manager at Lippitt House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for sharing your experience at the museum. We are very fortunate to have excellent docents at the museum. And a beautiful home which was well-cared for by four generations of the Lippitt family before it was donated to us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is only open from May to October, to the Public, and has very limited hours. I was fortunate enough to go the day it was opened! The building is exquisitely maintained, and, the tour was expert! If you are fortunate enough to see...More

Thank eventsbythirteen
Morgan D, Public Relations Manager at Lippitt House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your positive experience at the Lippitt House Museum. I am delighted you were able to visit. We are working to expand our visitation hours, but have a very small staff. Hopefully, we'll be open for more hours next season!

Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had a small group guided tour from Carrie, a very knowledgeable historian. She shared many facts and details about the Lippitt family. Many of the furnishings have been in the family for years and give a sense of what the home looked like throughout...More

Thank Cindy S
Morgan D, Public Relations Manager at Lippitt House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

So glad to hear you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for visiting the museum and sharing your experience.

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The Lippet House is a true piece of Rhode Island history. Mr Lippet was an early textile industrialist and made his fortune in Rhode Island. Later the family got involved in Rhode Island politics. It's a great example of Victorian architecture and furnishings. The self...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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 reviewResponded 2 May 2017

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

Reviewed 27 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 reviewResponded 31 January 2017

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 reviewResponded 12 December 2016

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 20 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 reviewResponded 12 December 2016

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 25 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
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travelnancy2015
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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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