Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Providence by the Book Tour

  • Presented By: Providence Tour Company
  • 60 Congdon Street
  • Providence, 02906
  • Phone (401) 408-6608
  • Dates: May 1, 2021 - October 30, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM
  • Price: $25

H.P. Lovecraft- one of the most significant supernatural horror fiction authors of the 20th century- wrote these words about his hometown of Providence. This tour discovers the author's traumatic upbringing, racism, and favorite haunts; guests also meet some of the fictional characters that Lovecraft wrote into the city's fabric.  

But Lovecraft isn't the only famous author that ambled the city's centuries-old sidewalks: Sarah Helen Whitman, the poet who was briefly engaged to Edgar Allan Poe, also called the Creative Capital home. This tour explores her life and relives the couple's whirlwind- and doomed- romance.