John Brown House

52 Power Street, Providence

Tuesday-Friday: 1pm – 4pm; Saturdays: 10am – 4pm

Let us bring Rhode Island’s long and fascinating history to life for your students at the John Brown House Museum. The John Brown house was built in 1788 for merchant, patriot, politician, and slave trader John Brown. He and his family were some of the wealthiest and most influential people in the state. In fact, Brown University was named for John Brown’s nephew, industrialist and philanthropist Nicholas Brown. Walk through this house in the steps of famous figures like George Washington and Abigail Adams, as well as the people who lived and worked in this space making this house a home, confronting the issues of the day in the new nation.

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