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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
Tours have concluded for the 2020 season. We look forward to seeing you again, beginning in May 2021. 

           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.   

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.


Advanced ticket reservations for private tours are required by visiting eventbrite.

EBT cardholders should email 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).

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Preserve Rhode Island Headquarters

Jeremiah Dexter House

957 North Main Street

Providence, RI 02904

(401) 272-5101

Lippitt House Museum

199 Hope Street

Providence, RI 02906

(401) 453-0688

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