John Brown Museum, Providence

John Brown Museum, Providence (must see)

The John Brown House is the first mansion built in Providence. It is located along Power Street on College Hill, which is adjacent to the borders of Brown University. The house is named after the original owner and one of the early benefactors of the University, the early American merchant and statesman John Brown. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1968.

John Quincy Adams considered the house "the most magnificent and elegant private mansion that I have ever seen on this continent." The original structure was built in 1786 by John Brown. Notable guests during this time include George Washington, who is reported to have visited for tea. The house was sold in 1901 to the prominent Rhode Island industrialist and banker Marsden J. Perry. Under Marsden's supervision, the extension was renovated to add in modern bathrooms and central heating systems.

In 1942, the Brown family donated the house to the Rhode Island Historical Society for preservation. The house was restored to its original colonial decor. The museum now contains many original furniture pieces provided by the Brown family estate.

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Sight Name: John Brown Museum
Sight Location: Providence, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Providence Museums Tour   City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Providence, Rhode Island

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