John Brown House Museum, Providence

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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ple...  more »
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  • 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 fascinating bits of history about the furnishings and John Brown and about the history of the settling of Providence.
  • Great place to visit in order to soak up the history of R.I's very own Brown family. It is a must visit if you are a historian or history buff and want to indulge in the life of the people during colonial times.
  • Wonderful historic house. The staff were very informative and friendly. Do give this place a visit when in Providence.
  • We bought tickets at the museum for a walking tour of Benefit Street which turned out to be a very informative and fun way to spend the morning. Our tour guide, Russ, brought us into several of the local institutions (churches, libraries, etc.) and had lots of answers for us about things that were and were not on the tour. Had a great time!
  • Self guided audio tour was a great way to see the house. Pleasant staff.

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Most of the guest beds in Providence lie in and around downtown; this is the most convenient area to stay in during your visit. Right downtown you'll find a handful of large hotels from national chains. Rooms here can be pricey, but many offer sweeping views of Providence Harbor. Federal Hill features a few locally owned inns, bed and breakfasts, and small hotels in historical buildings. You'll find additional homey establishments around the State House just north of downtown and the College Hill area across the Providence River to the east. Avoid the South Providence area and East Providence across the Seekonk River.
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