John Brown House
One of America's grandest mansions when completed in 1788, the house at 52 Power Street was home first to John Brown, a businessman, patriot, politician, China Trade pioneer and slave trader who participated in the debates and practices that shaped the new nation and the world. However, this is more than an eighteenth century mansion. It was the home of John Brown's daughters and their families; the winter residence of the elegant Gammell family during the second half of the nineteenth century; the formidable mansion of Providence utility, real estate and trolley mogul, Marsden Perry in the early twentieth century. Today this magnificent and elegant building serves as a place in which the public can learn about these men and women who helped to create Rhode Island's capital city. Group, school, and special tours are available by appointment
Hours: April 1 to November 30: Tuesdays through Fridays: Tours begin at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm Saturdays: Tours begin at 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm Closed July 4, 2009 December 1 -19: Fridays and Saturdays: Tours begin at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm Closed December 21 through January 1, 2010 January 2 through March 31: Fridays and Saturdays: Tours begin 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm
Seniors and Students: $6
Children 7-17: $4;
RIHS Members: FREE
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