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John Brown House Museum

52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
+1 401-273-7507
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Very interesting

We visited this museum at a time when we would have had to wait an hour for the guided tour, so we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Laura B
Birmingham, AL
via mobile
A nice trip back in history!

An excellent tour that gives you the history of this famous family and how they influenced Rhode... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Melonie S
Cranford, NJ
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good52%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
+1 401-273-7507
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum at a time when we would have had to wait an hour for the guided tour, so we decided to do the audio tour. It was very interesting. They have added information to the tour to include the experiences of the...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

An excellent tour that gives you the history of this famous family and how they influenced Rhode Island. They even have many of the original pieces of furniture, paintings, maps, wallpaper, and other things that make this tour very informing. Our tour guide was very...More

Thank Melonie S
Reviewed 18 November 2016

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...More

Thank Rosarugosa79
Reviewed 27 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...More

1  Thank Dale H
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...More

2  Thank Derek M
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.

Thank TravelingNana4
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

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.

Thank dritschler
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.

Thank CincyVacationGirl
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.

Thank EpicuriaB
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