Providence Museums

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Historic downtown Providence, also known as Downcity, is the heart of Providence. Downtown Providence hotels offer unique, as well as modern accommodations. Staying in downtown offers easy access to many attractions, universities, shops, sporting event venues and restaurants.

Providence is home to many museums, including the RISD Museum, the state's leading museum of art and design; the John Brown House Museum, a landmark from the 18th century; and the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, an American National Historic Landmark. For the kids, we have the Providence Children's Museum, Rhode Island's only hands-on museum for children.


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  • 95 Mathewson Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 831-9327

AS220 is a non-profit community arts space providing all RI artists the opportunity to live, work, exhibit or perform in our facilities.


  • 60 Eddy Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 831-9652

Big Nazo Lab is an international touring group and creature-making storefront studio that blends a variety of mask, puppet, performance and visual styles with live music and audience interaction.

City Running Tours

  • Various Locations Throughout Providence
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (877) 415-0058

City Running Tours is the premier provider of guided running tours in the United States. Offering personalized as well as social, group and corporate running tours.

Culinary Arts Museum

  • 315 Harborside Boulevard
  • Providence, RI 02905
  • Phone: (401) 598-2805

***PLEASE NOTE: Starting May 20, 2013 the museum will close to the public so that staff can conduct a comprehensive inventory of the Culinary Arts Museum's holdings, a collection estimated to be more ...more

The Dean Hotel

  • 122 Fountain Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 455-3326

Experience Rhode Island

  • 1 Sabin Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 886-0733

Looking for a fun and authentic Rhode Island tour experience for part of a day, a whole day, or an evening? Come on board with Experience Rhode Island and we'll show you what's great about the Ocean ...more

Festival Ballet Providence

  • 825 Hope Street
  • Providence, RI 02906
  • Phone: (401) 353-1129

RI’s premiere professional ballet company. With over 20 dancers from six countries. Festival Ballet Providence performs about 30 times a year. Call for dates and times. (401) 353-1129

First Baptist Church

  • 1 Benevolent Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 454-3418

Oldest Baptist Church in America and representative of one of America's choice architectural. design.

Flower Show Mgt. Ltd a.k.a. RI Flower & Garden Show

  • 130 Gano Street
  • Providence, RI 02906
  • Phone: (401) 272-0980

Gallery Night Providence

  • PO Box 603024
  • Providence, RI 02906
  • Phone: (401) 490-2042

On the third Thursday of the month, from March through November, twenty-seven of the city's hot "art spots" open their doors inviting you to a visual arts party. 

Governor Henry Lippitt House

  • 199 Hope Street
  • Providence, RI 02904
  • Phone: (401) 453-0688

Textile manufacturer Henry Lippitt, his wife and six children lived in this opulent house, a testament to the burgeoning wealth of industrial Providence. The interiors of this National Historic ...more

Governor Stephen Hopkins House

  • 15 Hopkins St.
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 421-0694

Stephen Hopkins was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Gallery at Manning Hall

  • 21 Prospect Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 863-2065

Hosts changing exhibitions curated by Brown University students working with the Haffenreffer Museum staff.

John Brown House Museum

  • 52 Power Street
  • Providence, RI 02906
  • Phone: (401) 273-7507

Enter the John Brown House and step into the world of 18th century wealth and power. Trained tour guides provide hour-long tours through the museums meticulously restored rooms containing nationally ...more

John Hay Library

  • 20 Prospect Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 863-2167

The location of Brown University's rare books and manuscripts.

La Gondola

  • 1 Citizens Plaza
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 421-8877

Benvenuto! We invite you to see the sights of the City from a unique vantage point that captures the heart of Providence. A gondola trip is a great way to celebrate an occasion, add a special twist to ...more

Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

  • Roger Williams Park
  • 1000 Elmwood Avenue
  • Providence, RI 02907
  • Phone: (401) 785-9457

Old State House

  • 150 Benefit Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 222-3103

Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission.

Providence Athenaeum

  • 251 Benefit Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 421-6970

The Providence Athenaeum is an independent, member-supported library that is open to the public year-round. The library was founded in 1836 and has served as a book lender and cultural center ever ...more

Providence Children's Museum

  • 100 South Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • Phone: (401) 273-5437

Providence Children’s Museum, Rhode Island’s only hands-on museum especially for children and their families, inspires learning through active play and exploration. The Museum presents interactive ...more

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