Museums
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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Annmary Brown Memorial
Annmary Brown Memorial

21 Brown St
Providence, RI 02912   Directions

(401) 863-2942

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The Annmary Brown Memorial is a haven for art lovers of all ages. This museum attraction houses an extensive collection of both European and American art that spans from the Renaissance all the way up to the 20th century. Make plans to stay all afternoon to see it all at a relaxing, enjoyable pace.

Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University
Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University

8 Abbott Park Pl
Providence, RI 02903   Directions

(401) 598-2805

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Satisfy your appetite for history with a visit to the highly unique Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University. See impressive exhibits and attractions like American cast iron stoves that date back to the 1800s, ancient Roman silverware, a huge cookbook collection and over 4,000 menus from all over the world. The various exhibits also feature such appetizing fare as the history of the microwave, authentic parts of classic diners, and a history of open hearths. This fun and entertaining venue offers quite a lot to sink your teeth into!

Governor Henry Lippitt House
Governor Henry Lippitt House

199 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906   Directions

(401) 453-0688

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Providence's Governor Henry Lippitt House offers you a rare opportunity to travel back to the high-Victorian days. In fact, you will feel like you've returned to a different time and place when you tour this house, as the architectural details like hand-carved woodwork, intricate stenciling and ornate chandeliers are just a few of the many stunning features you will find here. This attraction was named a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

John Brown House Museum
John Brown House Museum

52 Power St
Providence, RI 02906   Directions

(401) 273-7505

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Travel back to the 18th century when you visit the John Brown House Museum. Brown was one of the area's most influential figures, and his story is brought to life in this incredible residential museum. The house has been meticulously restored to the last detail, and Brown's reputation as an individual of wealth and power is underscored by the incredibly stunning items and personal effects displayed here. The guides that lead the hour-long tour of the John Brown House Museum are highly knowledgeable and are happy to answer your questions about this truly impressive site.

Providence Children's Museum
Providence Children's Museum

100 S St
Providence, RI 02903   Directions

(401) 273-5437

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Kids are used to being told to keep their hands off of things. Luckily for them, the opposite is the case when the whole family visits the Providence Children's Museum. A hands-on approach is highly encouraged as the kids are able to create their own artwork using the provided paints and other modes of expression. The exhibits and attractions are hands-on and are highly informative and entertaining, presenting such subjects as a time traveling adventure through Rhode Island's multicultural history, and a wet and wild exploration of the ways of water. Those are just a couple of the many great adventures that await you and the kids at the Providence Children's Museum.

Rhode Island School of Design Museum
Rhode Island School of Design Museum

20 N Main St
Providence, RI 02903   Directions

(401) 454-6500

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Learning about art can sometimes seem like a gargantuan task. But when you step into the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, prepare to be amazed at the depth and breadth of the work that is displayed here. Learn about art that spans ancient Roman sculpture all the way up to modern graphic design. Some of the many highlights and attractions include the 19th century French galleries that feature the work of Matisse, Rodin and Monet, just to name a few. You'll also be captivated by the beautiful pieces that are part of the Greek and Roman galleries that include sculptures and frescoes. By the time you experience all 45 galleries, you'll be an art expert!

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