PLAN YOUR VISIT TO LIPPITT HOUSE MUSEUM
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Experience Lippitt House
A National Historic Landmark, Providence’s Lippitt House has one of the best-preserved Victorian-era interiors in America. Tours take guests through the elaborately decorated rooms of Lippitt House exploring how Providence’s history shaped the Rhode Island of today. Staff share stories focusing on the people who lived and worked in the house illustrating ideas about industry, immigration, design, and civic engagement, illuminating Providence’s rich cultural heritage.
From May to October Lippitt House Museum is open for public tours. Staff-led guided tours of the museum are offered by reservation on Fridays and select Saturdays. Capacity is limited and advance reservations are required.
Admission Pricing - Adults: $10; Students: $5; Children: 0-12 FREE
SNAP EBT Card Holders: FREE*
* People receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free tour admission for up to four people through the Museums for All program. Participants can book in advance and will be asked to present their SNAP EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer) card upon arrival.
Private tours are ideal for:
Small groups of friends, students, or family members
Special interest groups
Visiting in the off-season
Private tours are offered based on staff availability and must be booked two weeks in advance. Tours can accommodate up to 10 visitors. When emailing about a private tour, let us know about your group. Staff will work to tailor to your interests.
Private Tour Pricing:
During office hours (Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM):
$25 for the first two guests, $10/additional (no discounts)
Off-hours (weekends and evenings):
$40/person for first two guests, $10/additional (no discounts)
Larger groups (including bus tours), please email with details about your group for pricing and availability information. Requests must be made at least 30 days in advance and must be paid prior to your visit.
Masks are recommended, but not required. If you do not have a mask, we have masks available. Many people remain vulnerable to COVID-19 and wearing masks helps keep the Museum accessible for everyone.
Lippitt House Museum’s main floor is accessible via an electronic lift. Lift operation and Museum entrance requires staff assistance. Please call the Museum at (401) 453-0688 in advance for parking/drop-off instructions.
For American Sign Language speakers, ASL video tours are available via personal devices or by borrowing a Museum tablet during tour hours.
The handicap accessible lift was made possible by a State Cultural Facilities Grant awarded by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and private donations.
Take a virtual tour of Lippitt House Museum. See the furnished rooms and learn what life was like for the Lippitt family and the servants who lived and worked in the house in the 19th century, through a series of short videos.
American Sign Language (ASL) Tours
The ASL series of tour videos makes Lippitt House Museum accessible to ASL speakers. These tours offer the same quality and complexity as the Museum’s traditional docent-led tours.
Video by Stray Creatives
Location, Parking & Public Transportation
Location: Providence’s historic East Side at
199 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906.
Parking: Nearby street parking
Public Transportation: For the nearest public transportation stops, please consult routes and schedules with the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA).