PLAN YOUR VISIT TO LIPPITT HOUSE MUSEUM
A Preserve Rhode Island property
Experience Lippitt House
A National Historic Landmark, Lippitt House has one of the best preserved interiors in America, allowing visitors to experience exceptional Victorian design and American craftsmanship. Following the Lippitt family’s example of public service, the museum’s cultural programming promotes civic engagement, the arts, and history of Providence.
Lippitt House Museum is not open for walk-up general admission tours as we follow State of Rhode Island public health guidelines.
Ways to Visit
Private Outdoor Tours
Lippitt House welcomes guests to the Museum for a private outdoor tour experience. Staff-led private tours just for your party are offered on a “Pay What You Can Basis” on Thursdays, Fridays and also two Saturdays a month at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM. Tours are one hour long and can accommodate a private group up to 6 people. Advanced ticket reservations are required.
The tour explores how design impacted house operations and various ways the building was used by the Lippitt family, guests, and servants. There is an opportunity for a brief visit inside the Museum to see the interior spaces when the tour concludes.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
In an ongoing effort to assist the community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we ask everyone to observe health and safety guidelines:
1. Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of the virus.
2. Masks covering mouth and nose must be worn while visiting Lippitt House Museum and Garden.
3. Social distancing (6 feet) is required; parties may remain together.
4. The restrooms will be closed.
Bad weather will cancel Outdoor Private Tours and can be rescheduled.
Attend a Program
View the calendar of programs and events.
Virtual Tours of Lippitt House
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.
Advanced ticket reservations for private tours are required by visiting eventbrite.
EBT cardholders should email LippittHouse@PreserveRI.org to reserve free tour admission as part of the Museums for All program.
Video by Stray Creatives
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.
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).