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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.
Public Tours 
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; EBT Card Holders: FREE
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Private Tours

If you are visiting with a special group, or making travel arrangements outside of Lippitt House Museum's May-October season, feel free to reach out to Museum staff to arrange a private tour. 
Private tours are offered based on staff availability and must be booked two weeks in advance. Tours can accommodate up to eight visitors.

Private Tour Pricing:
During office hours (Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM):
$25/person for first two guests, $10/additional (no discounts)

Off-hours (weekends and evenings):
$40 for first two guests, $10/additional (no discounts)

Mask Policy


On tours masks are required for all visitors over the age of 2 while inside the Museum. 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.

Virtual Tours


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.

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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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