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John Brown House Museum

52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
+1 401-331-8575
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Gives you a feel for that era

This was an educational and interesting tour. You are provided with an IPod and tour at your own... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
2onvacaton
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Stuck in the 1950s

There’s a reason this house is so low on the list of things to do in Providence. Although it’s one... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Zzardvark
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The premier 18th-century house and museum in the state, presenting important aspects of the social and cultural history of the period when our country was new. The Museum is maintained by the Rhode Island Historical Society. *Guided Tours are at 1:30 & 3:00 PM Tuesday-Friday. *Audio Tours are available from 1:00 until 3:15 PM. *Guided Tours are at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, & 3:00 pm on Saturdays. *Audio Tours are available from 10:00 until 3:15 PM. We hope to see you soon!
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52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an educational and interesting tour. You are provided with an IPod and tour at your own pace. We found the chronicle of the family, politics and history thought provoking.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

There’s a reason this house is so low on the list of things to do in Providence. Although it’s one of the most spectacular Federal period houses in the United States, the Rhode Island Historical Society has allowed this building to languish with a bad...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is truely stepping back in time visiting this beautiful masion.Walking through the neighborhood adds to the beauty of the whole area

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This house has do much history of who lived there plus who visited there. The house is immaculate and well preserved. We did the audio tour because there wasn't a guide there at that time. I would have rather have had a guide as I...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Several times. So did Adams and Jefferson. You may have to hold your nose a little bit if you are sensitive to seeing the benefits of the slave trade. But if you can get past that, you will see splendors from the China Trade, from...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We visited the John Brown House museum in November of 2017. The lady at the front desk, Gabriella George was very nice and suggested the audio tour, since we were a little tight on time. She was right. It was wonderful. It took us through...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Interesting to see this period house and to learn about the paradoxical history of its owner. Wonderful furniture, wallpaper and ceilings.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We were in town with my Mum and decided to stop off here. We did the guided tour, which was fascinating and gave a real insight into American society living at that time, which was quite different to how an English family of that status...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The house is showed in a form of a museum. Visiting this site you have an idea how the house was and many artefactos were back in the days.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We usually tour historic properties with a docent, but in this case we would have needed to wait nearly an hour for the next group. So we took advantage of the self-guided audio tour and were very pleased with the experience. The individual iPods were...More

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