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A Preserve Rhode Island property

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.

In Person Tours of Lippitt House


The 2021 tour season has concluded for the year. We look forward to welcoming visitors again when Lippitt House Museum reopens for tours in May 2022. In the meantime, please explore Lippitt House virtually by taking a Micro Tour via our YouTube channel.  See links below.

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Virtual Tours of Lippitt House


Micro Tours

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.

Mask Policy


COVID-19 transmission rates in RI are currently at HIGH levels. Per CDC guidelines, masks are required for staff and all visitors over the age of 2 while inside the Museum. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community healthy.


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.

Video by Stray Creatives

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.

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).

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