Lippitt House Museum

Lippitt House Museum One of America's best-preserved Victorian interiors, tours go through elaborate rooms exploring how Providence's history shaped today's RI. Staff shares stories focusing on the people who lived and worked in the house illustrating Providence's heritage.

Acquired by Preserve Rhode Island in 1981, Lippitt House Museum opened to the public in 1993 as a museum. It is an exceptional example of high Victorian design and an unique Providence cultural resource. Museum programs take an interdisciplinary approach to interpretation by focusing on 19th century art and design to provide insight into Providence's industrial legacy and make connections to conte

Acquired by Preserve Rhode Island in 1981, Lippitt House Museum opened to the public in 1993 as a museum. It is an exceptional example of high Victorian design and an unique Providence cultural resource. Museum programs take an interdisciplinary approach to interpretation by focusing on 19th century art and design to provide insight into Providence's industrial legacy and make connections to conte

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There are still some guided tour spots available for this Friday!  Book your tour at https://www.preserveri.org/calendar...
10/13/2021

There are still some guided tour spots available for this Friday! Book your tour at https://www.preserveri.org/calendar.

From the grand hallway one can look into the music room and up the staircase. "Susanna" by Roman sculptor Giovanni Battista Lombardi graces the hallway on the right. Photo credit: Brian McDonald, 2020.
#HouseTours #VictorianHome #ThingsToDoinPVD

There are still some guided tour spots available for this Friday! Book your tour at https://www.preserveri.org/calendar.

From the grand hallway one can look into the music room and up the staircase. "Susanna" by Roman sculptor Giovanni Battista Lombardi graces the hallway on the right. Photo credit: Brian McDonald, 2020.
#HouseTours #VictorianHome #ThingsToDoinPVD

Tour some of RI's preservation success stories Sat. Oct. 16 on Preserve Rhode Island 's Rhody Road Tour. Visit 12 locati...
10/12/2021

Tour some of RI's preservation success stories Sat. Oct. 16 on Preserve Rhode Island 's Rhody Road Tour. Visit 12 locations including farm spaces, a majestic theater, a spectacularly preserved diner and a beloved house museum. Buy your tickets in advance and plan your afternoon:
https://www.preserveri.org/rhody-awards-tickets #historictour #visitrhodeisland

Tour some of RI's preservation success stories Sat. Oct. 16 on Preserve Rhode Island 's Rhody Road Tour. Visit 12 locations including farm spaces, a majestic theater, a spectacularly preserved diner and a beloved house museum. Buy your tickets in advance and plan your afternoon:
https://www.preserveri.org/rhody-awards-tickets #historictour #visitrhodeisland

Ever see an object in a museum and wonder who used it, how it was used, or where it was used? Here's a program for you! ...
09/29/2021

Ever see an object in a museum and wonder who used it, how it was used, or where it was used? Here's a program for you! Join Lippitt House Museum and RISD Museum staff for "Collections in Conversation: Parlor Politics" Tues. Oct. 5 @ Noon. #MuseumsFromHome Advance registration required for this virtual program
https://www.preserveri.org/calendar

Ever see an object in a museum and wonder who used it, how it was used, or where it was used? Here's a program for you! Join Lippitt House Museum and RISD Museum staff for "Collections in Conversation: Parlor Politics" Tues. Oct. 5 @ Noon. #MuseumsFromHome Advance registration required for this virtual program
https://www.preserveri.org/calendar

Do you have ideas about what the future priorities should be for the City of Providence? Arts & Culture, Housing, Racial...
09/27/2021
PVD Rescue Plan Survey | PVD Rescue Plan

Do you have ideas about what the future priorities should be for the City of Providence? Arts & Culture, Housing, Racial Equity, Economic Development - - what's important to you? As part of The American Rescue Plan, PVD will receive $166 million dollars and the Resiliency & Recovery Task Force wants your input on this once in a generation opportunity. Fill out the survey and add your voice to the process #AmericanRescuePlan #providence https://pvdrescueplan.com/survey/

Rescue Plan Funding Survey Hello! Your response to this survey will inform and direct the City of Providence Recovery and Resiliency Task Force as it makes recommendations to the City of Providence about how to spend the funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act. These funds give us the oppor...

Providence has great museums. Oct. 5 join "Collections in Conversation: Parlor Politics" a joint virtual program with Li...
09/24/2021

Providence has great museums. Oct. 5 join "Collections in Conversation: Parlor Politics" a joint virtual program with Lippitt House and @risdmuseum. Learn about elaborate social rituals and "parlor politics" activism practiced by 19th century women while exploring two local museum collections from home. Register at https://www.preserveri.org/calendar
#MuseumsFromHome

Providence has great museums. Oct. 5 join "Collections in Conversation: Parlor Politics" a joint virtual program with Lippitt House and @risdmuseum. Learn about elaborate social rituals and "parlor politics" activism practiced by 19th century women while exploring two local museum collections from home. Register at https://www.preserveri.org/calendar
#MuseumsFromHome

A huge thank you to our volunteer docents who greeted the 62 guests who came for our #MuseumDay open house on Saturday!T...
09/22/2021

A huge thank you to our volunteer docents who greeted the 62 guests who came for our #MuseumDay open house on Saturday!

There's still time to sign up for a guided tour of Lippitt House Museum before the season ends. Make your reservation at https://www.preserveri.org/calendar. The next tour day is this Friday!
#docents #housetour @MuseumDay

A huge thank you to our volunteer docents who greeted the 62 guests who came for our #MuseumDay open house on Saturday!

There's still time to sign up for a guided tour of Lippitt House Museum before the season ends. Make your reservation at https://www.preserveri.org/calendar. The next tour day is this Friday!
#docents #housetour @MuseumDay

Lippitt House Museum is thrilled to share we were awarded an $8,000 RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grant from ...
09/21/2021

Lippitt House Museum is thrilled to share we were awarded an $8,000 RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grant from the Humanities Council. The funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are part of the federal #AmericanRescuePlanAct. The much needed funds will go towards Museum operating expenses that help support ongoing programs and activities. Thanks for the support Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Senator Jack Reed Congressman David Cicilline

RI Arts and Humanities Councils award nearly $1 million in federal funds to 121 culture, humanities, arts nonprofits. Read more here: https://rihumanities.org/ri-arts-and-humanities-councils-award-nearly-1-million-in-federal-funds-to-121-culture-humanities-arts-nonprofits/ #RICHARG Thanks to the RI Congressional delegation for their steadfast advocacy of the humanities and arts in our communities.
RISCA - Rhode Island State Council on the Arts National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Humanities Federation of State Humanities Councils

This Saturday is #MuseumDay! Register for your FREE ticket for 2 https://www.preserveri.org/calendar and visit Lippitt H...
09/16/2021

This Saturday is #MuseumDay! Register for your FREE ticket for 2 https://www.preserveri.org/calendar and visit Lippitt House Museum for an Open House on Sept. 18, 1-4PM. Staff and volunteers will be available as you explore the formal public rooms of the first floor. Register for your free ticket in advance as space is limited. Masks required while inside the museum. #thingstodoinprovidenceri

This Saturday is #MuseumDay! Register for your FREE ticket for 2 https://www.preserveri.org/calendar and visit Lippitt House Museum for an Open House on Sept. 18, 1-4PM. Staff and volunteers will be available as you explore the formal public rooms of the first floor. Register for your free ticket in advance as space is limited. Masks required while inside the museum. #thingstodoinprovidenceri

Lippitt House Museum  -- 1 of the "6 Reasons to Visit Providence" You and a friend can visit for FREE Saturday Sept. 18 ...
09/15/2021
Lippitt House Museum | History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places Smithsonian Magazine

Lippitt House Museum -- 1 of the "6 Reasons to Visit Providence" You and a friend can visit for FREE Saturday Sept. 18 as part of #MuseumDay. See the first floor during the 1-4PM "Open House." Advance registration required. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/lippitt-house-museum/ Space is limited. #visitprovidence #thingstodoinprovidence
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A National Historic Landmark, Providence’s Lippitt House has one of the best-preserved Victorian-era interiors in America. On Smithsonian Museum Day, guests can walk through the elaborately decorated first floor formal rooms. Built for Henry and Mary Ann Lippitt in 1865, get a close-up look at the...

One of the many things to love about Rhode Island is the vibrant cultural heritages of the people who live and work here...
09/13/2021
Trailer: 2021 Rhode Island Heritage Month's Virtual Celebration

One of the many things to love about Rhode Island is the vibrant cultural heritages of the people who live and work here. In September enjoy virtual “RI Heritage Highlights” from cultural performance groups and cultural organizations on YouTube! Live broadcasts take place Saturdays at 7:00 pm in September; recorded programs are available for watching anytime.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxe60_OT6Eg&list=PLU37FCt2VfvF8_hKttwGItYdThg5vfnYc
@rihphc_heritage Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission #WelcomingWeek2021

Save the Dates for RI Heritage Month's Virtual Celebration! Every Saturday, during September at 7 pm, we will be hosting a weekly 60-minute virtual celebrati...

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in NYC is commemorating this 20th anniversary with a request to "Remember the Sky"  as an act...
09/11/2021

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in NYC is commemorating this 20th anniversary with a request to "Remember the Sky" as an act of remembrance and recognize we are all connected to one another underneath the same big sky. People are asked to post a picture of the sky wherever they are today.

The idea is inspired by the clear blue sky that was present in NYC and across the country on 9/11, as well as by Spencer Finch's monumental art installation in the 9/11 Memorial Museum - "Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning." Comprised of 2,983 watercolors, each a unique shade of blue, it's a tribute to the collective loss and individuality of each of those who were taken from us far too soon. #NeverForget911 @911memorial

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in NYC is commemorating this 20th anniversary with a request to "Remember the Sky" as an act of remembrance and recognize we are all connected to one another underneath the same big sky. People are asked to post a picture of the sky wherever they are today.

The idea is inspired by the clear blue sky that was present in NYC and across the country on 9/11, as well as by Spencer Finch's monumental art installation in the 9/11 Memorial Museum - "Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning." Comprised of 2,983 watercolors, each a unique shade of blue, it's a tribute to the collective loss and individuality of each of those who were taken from us far too soon. #NeverForget911 @911memorial

09/09/2021

Looking for something to do this weekend? It's a great time to take a semi-private tour of Lippitt House on Fri Sept 10 or Sat Sept 11. Reserve your space at https://www.preserveri.org/calendar #historichousetour #visitprovidence

Join a national celebration -- #MuseumDay Sat. Sept. 18. FREE "open house" at Lippitt House Museum 1-4PM. Advance regist...
09/08/2021

Join a national celebration -- #MuseumDay Sat. Sept. 18. FREE "open house" at Lippitt House Museum 1-4PM. Advance registration required for a Museum Day ticket which gains free admission for 2. https://www.preserveri.org/calendar

Join a national celebration -- #MuseumDay Sat. Sept. 18. FREE "open house" at Lippitt House Museum 1-4PM. Advance registration required for a Museum Day ticket which gains free admission for 2. https://www.preserveri.org/calendar

Jeanie Lippitt SV, built in 1880, was a wooden hulled 3 masted schooner. While carrying a cargo of lumber from Jacksonvi...
09/02/2021

Jeanie Lippitt SV, built in 1880, was a wooden hulled 3 masted schooner. While carrying a cargo of lumber from Jacksonville to New York, she wrecked off the coast of Virginia losing the Captain and 5 crew with 1 survivor. You can see a painting of the ship on the 2nd floor of Lippitt House during a tour this Friday 9/3. Reserve your spot in advance https://www.preserveri.org/visit-lippitt-house-museum #housetours #schooner #ThingsToDoInProvidence #ShipWreck

Jeanie Lippitt SV, built in 1880, was a wooden hulled 3 masted schooner. While carrying a cargo of lumber from Jacksonville to New York, she wrecked off the coast of Virginia losing the Captain and 5 crew with 1 survivor. You can see a painting of the ship on the 2nd floor of Lippitt House during a tour this Friday 9/3. Reserve your spot in advance https://www.preserveri.org/visit-lippitt-house-museum #housetours #schooner #ThingsToDoInProvidence #ShipWreck

It was such a pleasure to see some of the #englishlanguagelearner students at the Museum last week. In the spring, these...
08/26/2021

It was such a pleasure to see some of the #englishlanguagelearner students at the Museum last week. In the spring, these students participated in the Museum's virtual program for a Rhode Island Institute for Labor Studies & Research English class where we talked about immigration in RI and the beautiful designs of Lippitt House. They loved visiting in person!
#IRL#ImmigrantsWelcomeHere #ESOL #HouseTours #VictorianDesign #MuseumsForAll @riilsr.org

It was such a pleasure to see some of the #englishlanguagelearner students at the Museum last week. In the spring, these students participated in the Museum's virtual program for a Rhode Island Institute for Labor Studies & Research English class where we talked about immigration in RI and the beautiful designs of Lippitt House. They loved visiting in person!
#IRL#ImmigrantsWelcomeHere #ESOL #HouseTours #VictorianDesign #MuseumsForAll @riilsr.org

Lippitt House Museum was named one of Providence's top-rated tourist attractions. Whether you live in RI or just visitin...
08/25/2021
11 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Providence, Rhode Island | PlanetWare

Lippitt House Museum was named one of Providence's top-rated tourist attractions. Whether you live in RI or just visiting you too can experience this architectural treasure in person this Friday Aug. 27 or Saturday Aug. 28 on a semi-private tour. Reserve your tour spot by visiting https://www.preserveri.org/visit-lippitt-house-museum
https://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/providence-us-ri-prov.htm

At the northern tip of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island's capital city is wonderfully compact, diverse, and eccentric. Its long history, from its founding by dissidents escaping Puritan Massachusetts to its colorful contemporary politics, may explain the eccentricities. These combine with its wealth o...

Lippitt House Museum is participating  in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day, a national celebration in which participati...
08/24/2021

Lippitt House Museum is participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day, a national celebration in which participating museums offer free admission. This year Museum Day is Saturday, September 18 from 1 to 4PM for “open house” style walk throughs of the formal rooms on the first floor. To participate, visitors must register in advance and download their Museum Day tickets by visiting https://bit.ly/3kcmfBY Museum Day visitor capacity will be limited so be sure to register in advance.

Lippitt House Museum is participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day, a national celebration in which participating museums offer free admission. This year Museum Day is Saturday, September 18 from 1 to 4PM for “open house” style walk throughs of the formal rooms on the first floor. To participate, visitors must register in advance and download their Museum Day tickets by visiting https://bit.ly/3kcmfBY Museum Day visitor capacity will be limited so be sure to register in advance.

Looking for things to do this weekend? Lippitt House is open for semi-private tours Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21. Reserve your ...
08/19/2021

Looking for things to do this weekend? Lippitt House is open for semi-private tours Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21. Reserve your preferred time in advance https://www.preserveri.org/visit-lippitt-house-museum #thingstodoinpvd #HistoricProvidence #HouseTours

Looking for things to do this weekend? Lippitt House is open for semi-private tours Fri 8/20 and Sat 8/21. Reserve your preferred time in advance https://www.preserveri.org/visit-lippitt-house-museum #thingstodoinpvd #HistoricProvidence #HouseTours

Have you heard of #MuseumsforAll? Lippitt House Museum is part of the national access program that offers free admission...
08/12/2021

Have you heard of #MuseumsforAll? Lippitt House Museum is part of the national access program that offers free admission to SNAP/EBT cardholders and up to 3 guests. Simply book a ticket online and choose the “Museums for All” ticket option and bring your EBT card to show at the time of your tour.

Lippitt House Museum is open for tours again this Friday! Book a tour at:
https://www.preserveri.org/visit-lippitt-house-museum
Adults: $10; Students: $5; Children: 0-12 FREE; EBT Card Holders: FREE

#SNAPbenefits #HistoryMatters #EastSidePVD #HouseTours @MuseumsForAll

Have you heard of #MuseumsforAll? Lippitt House Museum is part of the national access program that offers free admission to SNAP/EBT cardholders and up to 3 guests. Simply book a ticket online and choose the “Museums for All” ticket option and bring your EBT card to show at the time of your tour.

Lippitt House Museum is open for tours again this Friday! Book a tour at:
https://www.preserveri.org/visit-lippitt-house-museum
Adults: $10; Students: $5; Children: 0-12 FREE; EBT Card Holders: FREE

#SNAPbenefits #HistoryMatters #EastSidePVD #HouseTours @MuseumsForAll

08/10/2021

Thanks to all who joined us in the garden with @bankofirelandmusic this past Sunday. Special thanks to Peri and Mark for playing us into the evening! We hope to see you again soon.

#livemusic #outdoorconcert #providenceri #summerinthecity

Today's Sun 8/8 concert in the Lippitt House garden is on for 4PM. The clouds should clear for Bank of Ireland. Tickets ...
08/08/2021

Today's Sun 8/8 concert in the Lippitt House garden is on for 4PM. The clouds should clear for Bank of Ireland. Tickets are just $10 so buy your tickets in advance or at the door https://www.preserveri.org/calendar Part of Hunter Family Music Series #ThingsToDoInPVD #ThingsToDoInProvidence #SummerConcerts #OutdoorConcerts

Today's Sun 8/8 concert in the Lippitt House garden is on for 4PM. The clouds should clear for Bank of Ireland. Tickets are just $10 so buy your tickets in advance or at the door https://www.preserveri.org/calendar Part of Hunter Family Music Series #ThingsToDoInPVD #ThingsToDoInProvidence #SummerConcerts #OutdoorConcerts

08/07/2021
Bank Of Ireland Winter 2020 Concert Clip

See @bankofirelandmusic outside in the garden this Sunday 8/8. Weather looks good so bring a chair and soak in the tunes. Tickets must be purchased in advance https://www.preserveri.org/calendar Want a preview? Here's a clip from their last Lippitt performance. Part of the Hunter Family Music Series. Seating opens 3:30, concert 4-5pm. Tickets $10, ages 12 & under free. #summerconcerts #thingstodoinpvd #outdoormusicevents #PVD

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199 Hope St
Providence, RI
02906

Lippitt House is easily accessible via RIPTA Bus Routes #1 and #32

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(401) 453-0688

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Staff-led guided tours of Lippitt House are offered on Fridays and select Saturdays. Capacity is limited and advance reservations are required by Midnight prior to your requested tour day via https://www.preserveri.org/visit-lippitt-house-museum

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