Want to see areas not usually open to the public at Lippitt House Museum? On Tuesday, April 18, Lippitt House Museum’s director and curator of education are leading a special tour experience sharing details of the working lives of servants and exploring the back-of-the-house 19 th century mechanical systems that made life comfortable for Providence’s Lippitt family. This special guided tour will take visitors “behind the scenes” to see spaces not typically viewed on the regular tour. The 1865 Lippitt House is known for its extravagant décor, but the house also had innovative heating, communication, and lighting systems. Museum Director Carrie Taylor said about the House at Work Tour, “We’re excited to offer this program and share some of the other stories of Lippitt House. This is a great opportunity to visit the museum again and see something new.”
Tickets are $15 per person and are available at LippittHouse.org. Tours will be an hour in length and begin at 5:00
PM and 6:30 PM. This is a limited program offering, so advance online purchase is highly recommended.
About Lippitt House Museum:
Preserve Rhode Island’s 1865 Lippitt House Museum offers guided tours May through October, summer concerts in the garden, and a variety of online programs and resources. Designated a National Historic Landmark Lippitt House has one of the best-preserved Victorian interiors in America, allowing visitors to step into Providence’s Golden Age. Following the Lippitt family's example of public service, the Museum's cultural programming promotes civic engagement, the arts, and sharing Providence’s remarkable history.