House Museums & Open-Air Museums of Rhode Island Photos

House Museums are historic or architecturally important homes restored to a defined period of time and open for public tours. Open-Air Museums are collections of such houses in a village or neighborhood with the addition of farms, commercial or industrial buildings. A list of all house museums in the state follows the featured museums at the top.

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Rough Point, Newport, RI Red sandstone oceanside facade of Rough Point. Newport, RI Great Hall gallery was used as a ballroom when Rough Point was built by the Vanderbilt family. Newport, RI Painting of young Doris Duke by John Da Costa at Rough Point. Newport, RI
Kingscote, Newport, RI Gothic facade of Kingscote. Newport, RI Main Hall staircase at Kingscote. Newport, RI Built in walnut buffet with brass hinges & pulls by Stanford White in Dining Room at Kingscote. Newport, RI
Chateau-sur-Mer, Newport, RI Chateau-sur-Mer side facade & porch built by China Trade Merchant William Westmore. Newport, RI Paintings line second floor balcony of Great Hall at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI Grand staircase in Eastlake style with mural by Richard Morris Hunt at Chateau-sur-Mer. Newport, RI
Chepstow, Newport, RI Chepstow. Newport, RI French mantel clock with symbols of arts & science at Chepstow. Newport, RI Sun Room at Chepstow. Newport, RI
Marble House, Newport, RI Marble House. Newport, RI Dining room by Richard Morris Hunt at Marble House. Newport, RI Fireplace details in Gothic Room at Marble House. Newport, RI
The Breakers, Newport, RI The Breakers. Newport, RI Italian Renaissance style Great Hall at The Breakers. Newport, RI Goddess Aurora Heralding the Dawn ceiling painting in Dining Room at The Breakers. Newport, RI
The Elms, Newport, RI Rear garden facade of The Elms built for coal baron Edward Julius Berwind. Newport, RI Library fireplace with Madonna & Child carving in pediment at The Elms. Newport, RI Dining room at The Elms. Newport, RI
Rosecliff, Newport, RI Front entrance facade with fountain at Rosecliff. Newport, RI Drawing Room with painted ceiling skyscape at Rosecliff. Newport, RI Staircase at Rosecliff. Newport, RI
Slater Mill, Pawtucket, RI Slater Mill bell tower once used to signal workers to wake up & then again to come to work when workers lacked clocks. Pawtucket, RI Cotton Gin by Carver Cotton Gin Company of East Bridgewater, MA automated process of removing seeds from cotton. Pawtucket, RI Sylvanus Brown house occupied by the patternmaker who made the machinery for the Slater Mill. Pawtucket, RI

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