Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour

  • 199 Hope Street
  • Providence, RI 02906
  • Phone (401) 453-0688
  • Dates: October 15, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Price: $15 per person
Overview

A special behind-the-scenes tour of the Lippitt House Museum, built for Rhode Island Governor Henry Lippitt, offers visitors a chance to hear the lesser known stories of servants living and working in the house. An exclusive tour shows how the ‘other half’ lived in this Victorian-era mansion and paints a fuller picture of what daily life was like for servants. Guests visit staff work spaces and see evidence of the 1865 state-of-the-art mechanical systems which made life comfortable for the Lippitt family. The tour goes behind the scenes to areas not usually visited. Please note: The tour involves several flights of stairs and is not handicap-accessible. Space limited; advance reservation recommended.