Lippitt House Museum

199 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906 - United States





Printed ticket required

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 hand-carved animals adorning the dining room, the hand-stenciled decorations in the library, and the elaborate gas chandeliers in each room – all evidence of Providence’s history as a prosperous 19th century manufacturing center.

Lippitt House Museum’s Open House for Smithsonian Museum Day takes place from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Free street parking is available on the block surrounding the Museum. Lippitt House Museum’s main floor is accessible via an electronic lift. Lift operation and museum entrance requires staff assistance. Please email [email protected] in advance for instructions.

NOTE: COVID transmission rates in RI are considered at HIGH levels by the CDC. Visitors over the age of 2 and staff are required to wear masks while inside the Museum. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community healthy.


Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.