As of Saturday, March 14 the John Brown House Museum, Museum of Work & Culture, and Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center will be temporarily closed until further notice. All March programs and events have been postponed or canceled.Please see our events calendar for updates. Thank you for your understanding.

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Rhode Island’s history is the story of all the people who have lived here. We welcome you to explore this fascinating history by visiting our 2 museums, research center, joining our walking tours and participating in our programs and events.

Our Locations

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The John Brown House Museum

More than a house, it is a space to explore Rhode Island's history.

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Historical Walking Tours of Providence

The Rhode Island Historical Society Walking Tours are a dynamic opportunity to experience history in its place.

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Museum of Work & Culture

The Museum of Work & Culture presents the compelling story of immigrants who sought a better life in the mill towns along the Blackstone River.

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1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center

The Robinson Research Center is the place where the public may use the collections. 

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Aldrich House

The Aldrich House serves as headquarters of the RIHS and is a unique and elegant setting for receptions and special events.

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