Provided by Lippitt House Museum
Looking for things to do with visiting friends and family this summer? A visit to Lippitt House Museum is a unique Providence experience.
Stepping through the doors of the opulent Lippitt House Museum is like opening a portal to Providence’s Victorian past. It has been so well preserved that it is easy to imagine Lippitt family members and servants going about their daily business. On guided tours, staff and volunteers paint a picture of what life was like in the Victorian era – whether you were Lippitt family or staff. “Visiting Lippitt House is an immersive and interactive experience that illustrates how Providence’s history continues to impact the city today. People rarely take time to learn about history around them. Exploring the stories associated with Lippitt House is a fun way to spend an afternoon.” Carrie Taylor, Lippitt House Museum’s Director.
The National Historic Landmark was built at the end of the American Civil War for Henry Lippitt, a prominent Rhode Island textile manufacturer. In addition to the Lippitt family, the house also was home to 6 live-in servants. The stories of the servants who lived in the house are as equally important as those of the family.
Tours allow visitors to discover the work it took to support the Lippitt’s elegant lifestyle. From the fancy to the mundane, everything had rules, a schedule and a specific space at the Lippitt House.
Visiting the Museum
Lippitt House Museum 2019 Tour Season runs May to October.
- Open Fridays and the third Saturdays of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., May to October.
- Guided tours start on the hour at 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and last 45 minutes.
- More information including pricing, accessibility and parking lippitthouse.org
About Lippitt House Museum
Built in 1865 during Providence’s Golden Age, Preserve Rhode Island’s Lippitt House Museum offers guided tours, special exhibitions, lectures, art installations, concerts and family programs. A National Historic Landmark, Lippitt House has one of the best preserved interiors in America, allowing visitors to experience exceptional Victorian design and American craftsmanship. Following the Lippitt family’s example of public service, the museum’s cultural programming promotes civic engagement, the arts, and history of Providence.