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Rhode Island Historical Society

  • 110 Benevolent Street
  • Providence, RI 02906
  • (401) 331-8575 x 134

The Rhode Island Historical Society, founded in 1822, is the fourth-oldest such organization in the country. Our museums, library, & programs tell a tiny state's epic story!

Be sure to experience the living history of the John Brown House Museum (52 Power St. in Providence), the fun and fascinating Museum of Work & Culture (42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.), & the world-renowned RIHS Library & Research Center (121 Hope St., Providence).

This spring and summer, highlights include our always-lively walking tours of the storied streets of Providence, plus the popular Concerts Under the Elms series. We'll have some big surprises this season, as well, so track our events calendar at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Finally, enjoy your wedding, reception, anniversary, shower, or corporate event in the elegant setting of the historic Aldrich House and grounds. Located on Providence’s architecturally exceptional East Side, the Aldrich house is a destination that will entice and enchant your guests. A lovely sitting room and beautifully appointed reception area serves as the foyer entrance to the ballroom, where four French doors open onto spacious, newly landscaped grounds.

RIHS: Remember, Interpret, Honor, Share!