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Guided Museum Tours
May through October

$10 Adults, $5 Students, 12 & under FREE
SNAP/EBT Cardholders FREE

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Join a guided tour through the elaborately decorated rooms of Lippitt House and explore how Providence’s history shaped the Rhode Island of today. 


Staff share stories focusing on the people who lived and worked in the house in the 19th century, illustrating ideas about industry, immigration, design, and civic engagement.  


  • First Thursday evening of each month at 5:00 PM & 6:00 PM 

  • Fridays at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM 

  • Select Saturdays at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM 


Capacity is limited and advance reservations are recommended.

Rosé Garden Party

Sunday, June 23, 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$85/person, $315/admission for 4


The Rosé Garden Party is a great way to kick off the summer season in style! Held on the grounds and inside the 1865 Lippitt House on Providence’s East Side, this annual party is a vintage-inspired event with live music, yard games including croquet, light bites, and a variety of rosé wines.


A fun summer afternoon in the lusciously landscaped garden, every guest receives a Lippitt House Museum wine glass to take home after the party as a memento.

Proceeds from the Rosé Garden Party support Lippitt House Museum programs throughout the year.

Tickets purchased for museum events are non-refundable. 


Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation

Sunday, October 15, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We celebrated the honorees of the 2023 Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation on Sunday at The United Theatre in Westerly. They included a range of projects and people from across the state. Each year, Preserve RI showcases the best in historic preservation and its beneficial impacts to communities across Rhode Island. An independent jury of historians, architects, developers, community leaders and preservationists selected this year’s finalists.


Valerie Talmage, our Executive Director, said, “The Rhody Awards celebrates ordinary people taking extraordinary actions to make our world better--place by place, project by project. Today, when we are often disappointed with the prominent and powerful, how wonderful it is to find heroes here close to home.”


Two Men Who Made Their Future: Virginia & Rhode Island After the Civil War
Thursday, February 22, 2024

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An illustrated, virtual talk presented by Lippitt House Museum Director Carrie Taylor and Katherine Garrett-Cox, Curator and Director of Historical Resources and Collections at Maymont in Richmond, VA.


During a time of increased manufacturing and investment opportunities in both the North and South, Providence, Rhode Island’s Charles Lippitt and Richmond, Virginia’s James Dooley built their families’ wealth while increasing their influence. How did the power Lippitt and Dooley gained through business impact their local communities, families, and homes?

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