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John Brown House

John Brown House in Providence © Daniel Case
John Brown House in Providence © Daniel Case

Designed by Joseph Brown for his brother John in 1786, sixth president John Quincy Adams once described the three-storey mansion on Power Street as being the most incredible and elegant private mansion ever seen on the continent of North America.

The Georgian architecture features elaborate woodwork, French wallpaper, and 18th-century locally-made furnishings. John Brown House also contains silver and decorative oriental objet d'art, gathered by John Brown who made his fortuning trading with China.

Address: 52 Power Street, Providence

Website: www.rihs.org/museums/john-brown-house/

Telephone: (401) 273 7507

Opening times: Tour schedules vary, check the website for specific dates.

Admission: $10 adults, $6 children 7-17. Other concessions are available.