The Stephen Hopkins House
Tour the original home of Rhode Island's own Founding Father!
This 8-room house, the oldest in the City, built in 1707 & 1742, was home for more than 4 decades to merchant, legislator, judge, 10-time Governor and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Stephen Hopkins, his family, and their slaves. !
A Norman Isham restoration, twice moved but virtually unmodernized, it also served as Hopkins' place of business, and hosted George Washington in 1776 & 1781. The parlor, study, bedchambers (one where Washington slept) keeping room and slaves' room are furnished with period antiques & Hopkins heirlooms.
Below, the parterre garden was designed by Williamsburg landscape architect and Hopkins descendant, Alden Hopkins. In our Gallery
"Samplers: Exquisite Needlework & its Meaning in Early Rhode Island” showing the RI Society of Colonial Dames' fine collection of 17th-19th century American schoolgirl samplers. !
Open on Saturdays 10AM to 4PM, May through November (til 10PM on full lightings of WaterFire, last tour at 9:30PM)
and all year round by appointment
15 Hopkins Street, at the corner of Benefit & George Streets Web - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Stephen Hopkins House guided tours tell the stories of 18th century revolutionary Rhode Island, of black lives & white, and of Providence’s first historic preservation success story!
Free admission - donation requested