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Lippitt House Museum begins free program for low-income families

Lippitt House Museum has expanded its outreach to the Greater Providence Community by partnering with Museums for All to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.

The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits by offering free admission for up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

The Museums for All program supports Lippitt House Museum’s mission of civic engagement to seek, include, and welcome all audiences. To make it easier for everyone to visit, the museum has self-guided tour options in both Spanish and American Sign Language in addition to guided tours in English.

“It is important that Lippitt House Museum is seen as a welcoming neighbor to the entire community.  We are proud to partner with Museums for All to provide access to those who may see admission fees as a barrier,” said Cathy Saunders, Lippitt House Museum’s Curator of Education.


Visiting the Museum

Lippitt House Museum 2019 Tour Season runs May to October.

  • Open Fridays and the third Saturdays of each month from noon to 4 p.m., May to October.
  • Guided tours start on the hour at noon, 1 p.m., 2 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 craftmanship. Following the Lippitt family’s example of public service, the museum’s cultural programming promotes civic engagement, the arts, and history of Providence.


About Museums for All

Museums for All is the signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  Museums for All offers free and reduced admission to eligible members of the public at more than 250 museums across the country.

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