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John Brown House Museum

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Address: 52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
Phone Number: +1 401-273-7507
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The premier 18th-century house and museum in the state, presenting...

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.

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Ask about the Roots that ate John Brown

We wandered in here on Veteran's Day and were delighted to find that admission was free that day. There were very few visitors and we were able to look around at our leisure and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rosarugosa79
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered in here on Veteran's Day and were delighted to find that admission was free that day. There were very few visitors and we were able to look around at our leisure and not fight the crowds. We kept a mental list of several questions for the historians working on the first floor, and they proceeded to share some... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you like singular late 18th century homes, then don't miss the John Brown House Museum, the first mansion built in Providence. The architecture has been faithfully restored, preserved and furnished with period furniture, including many originals from the Brown family. The volunteers that work here adore this building. Parking is available adjacent to the museum.

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Thank Dale H
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It did not start off well. You enter through the car park and head to the door - wrong door! You go around the building - wrong door! Eventually you spot the entrance but the signs are poorly placed and not clear. Inside, a positive welcome and you are given an iPod to self guide. The only problem is that... More 

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Winter Springs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great place to learn about the history of Providence and John Brown. The house is very interesting. The tour guides are excellent.

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Thank TravelingNana4
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A nice little historical house to visit when you have some time to kill. We enjoyed our afternoon there.

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Thank TWOFLORIDATRAVELERS
Oxford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

A great museum to see the relics and learn more about the history of Providence, RI. The self-guided audio tour is very good.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Much more interesting than I was expecting. We had a guided tour and learned a lot..not just about the house but the area as well. Well worth taking a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Not only are the contents wonderful but they manage to make the visit lively and interesting. We loved getting to know the family and hearing about how they lived.

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Thank EpicuriaB
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The home's history is fascinating. I would recommend this for the history surrounding it rather than the architecture. The audio tour was informative.

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Rochester, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

The docents are friendly and knowledgeable, but this house is no different than any other famous person's house. Unless you are truly interested in John Brown I would skip this.

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