Governor Stephen Hopkins House, Providence

Governor Stephen Hopkins House, Providence (must see)

The Governor Stephen Hopkins House is a historic house museum. It was home to Rhode Island Governor Stephen Hopkins, who was also a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. The bulk of the house was built in 1743.

The original house was built in 1707. It was purchased by Hopkins who had the home significantly altered and enlarged. Visitors will see a central hallway, parlor, study, kitchen and five bedrooms. A room on the building's second floor is thought to have been the slave quarters.

Hopkins lived in the home until his death in 1785. However, at that time, the house was on South Maine and Hopkins Streets. It was moved in 1928 to its present location. The home is maintained and operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978.

The house is open on Wednesdays from 11 AM to 2 PM throughout the year. From April to November, it is also open on Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. The home is open at other times by appointment only.

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Governor Stephen Hopkins House on Map

Sight Name: Governor Stephen Hopkins House
Sight Location: Providence, USA (See walking tours in Providence)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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