Take a tour of the 1707 home of Declaration-signer Stephen Hopkins, his family and their slaves, eight rooms full of antiques, Hopkins heirlooms and 18th century atmosphere. Learn about Rhode Island's own Founding Father and his house, the city's oldest, moved twice but virtually unmodernized, where George Washington was a guest in 1776. Relax in our parterre garden designed by Alden Hopkins of Williamsburg. We're on Benefit Street between the John Brown House and Roger Williams' First Baptist Church, a block from the RISD Museum, the Athenaeum, the Brown University campus and Providence's spectacular WaterFire. Open late for full WaterFire lightings, last tour starts at 9:30 p.m.
Open Wednesdays 11 a.m.–2 p.m. year-round, Saturdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m. April–November, and year-round by appointment. Free tour, donations appreciated. Open until 10 p.m. (with the last tour starting at 9:30 p.m.) when a Saturday falls on a full lighting of WaterFire. Enjoy real candle lanterns in our garden. If WaterFire is cancelled due to inclement weather, the house will close at 4 p.m.