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John Brown House Museum

52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
+1 401-273-7507
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Lovely home

Interesting to see this period house and to learn about the paradoxical history of its owner... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
Interesting house

We were in town with my Mum and decided to stop off here. We did the guided tour, which was... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Crestview, Florida
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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52 Power St, Providence, RI 02906-1012
+1 401-273-7507
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

Thank traveler59012
Reviewed 12 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

Thank WitchHazel74
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank D_v_D_USA
Reviewed 7 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

Thank AnotherHappyTraveler
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My wife and I had a group tour of the John Brown house. The guide made the tour well worthwhile. It was a typical filthy-rich person's home once-upon-a-time; later converted to a museum of artifacts of the era when built.

Thank William Q
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The John Brown House embodies Rhode Island history. I came during an update of the house, so, not all was available for viewing. But, old houses are always in need of maintenance, so, I will go again. What I did see was a very good...More

1  Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Excellent example of a rich family's house from 100+ years ago. Pretty thin on artifacts and interesting personal stories. The signs provide fairly dry historical information; the self-guided audio tour reads out the signs and adds a little to them. They do have great air...More

Thank Gil B
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Loved this visit! Well done self guided tour with iPod. Staff was very helpful and kind. The home is absolutely beautiful. We loved it!!

Thank stllynnard
Reviewed 17 June 2017 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

1  Thank Laura B
Reviewed 11 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
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