Lippitt House Museum to host holiday celebrations, behind-the-scenes tour

PROVIDENCE – Throughout November and December, the Lippitt House Museum will open its doors to the public for a series of special events.

A behind-the-scenes tour focusing on the lives of servants and lesser-known operations of the Victorian home will take place on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. and include walk-throughs of areas usually off limits to guests. Tickets are $15 per person and are available online.

This year, the Lippitt House Christmas Scotch Party will take place on Dec. 6 from 6-8 p.m. A fundraiser to benefit the museum, this event kicks off the holiday season by inviting the public to enjoy a selection of whiskeys and hors d’oeuvres in the home. Cocktail attire is requested and tickets, starting at $100 per person, are available online.

A celebration of Victorian-era holiday traditions will take place at the museum on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Opportunities to create historic tree decoration replicas and Christmas crackers will be held throughout the day, along with a holiday-themed tour. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and children 12 and under are free.

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A Preserve Rhode Island property and a national historic landmark, the Lippitt House is a preserved Victorian home built in 1865 and commissioned by Henry Lippitt, the 33rd governor of Rhode Island. His descendants lived in the building until the 1970s.

Regular hours and admission information can be found on the museum’s website.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, gowdey-backus@pbn.com.