Why you won’t want to miss PPS’s June 11 Festival of Historic Houses:

Because PPS saved Providence

The Providence Preservation Society formed in 1956 to save Benefit Street’s historic houses and buildings from proposed demolition, and the winning outcome represented the first instance in our nation’s history in which HUD funds were used to save old buildings, rather than destroy them. Festival proceeds go toward our present-day, city-wide work to continue improving Providence through preservation as well as thoughtful design and planning.

Because you love a good exclusive tour

Who doesn’t love an insider’s look through private, showcase homes and gardens? We have more than a dozen sites lined up in the north Benefit Street neighborhood, awaiting your self-paced exploration from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. (plus two guided neighborhood walking tour options).

Because you value our artsy neighbors

PPS partnered with the PWCVB to make this the city’s first Explore Historic Providence weekend, featuring open hours and specials from many cultural destinations in the Festival neighborhood. From the RISD Museum to the John Brown House Museum, you’ll get more culture per square foot.

Because of the free after-party

February’s Winter Bash was truly buzzworthy, and PPS’ year-long 60th Anniversary celebration continues. Next up is Cheers to 60 Years, a free celebration at our headquarters (21-24 Meeting Street) from 4 to 6 p.m. after the Festival (think complimentary bubbly, bites from local eateries, and live music in a balmy garden setting).

Because the early bird catches the worm through June 9

Festival tickets are just $35 for PPS members and $45 for non-members if purchased by Thursday, June 9 at noon (save up to $20!). A true value for all of the above … resulting in the betterment of our beloved city.

Learn more about the June 11 Festival and purchase tickets at www.providencehousetour.com.