The Providence Preservation Society’s

Festival of Historic Houses

The Festival of Historic Houses

The 2016 Festival of Historic Houses showcases contemporary living in historic homes, and will guide attendees through residences in the storied North Benefit Street neighborhood.

The Festival tour provides a rare opportunity to step inside historic properties on North Benefit Street and learn about their origins and inhabitants while viewing firsthand the modern day living spaces in these prized, preserved spaces. The Festival will feature over a dozen homes and gardens.

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Cheers to 60 Years

Through the Festival of Historic Houses and other programming, PPS educates both citizens and visitors on the value of historic preservation and thoughtful urban design and planning. This year after the Festival, join us for a free open house celebration and toast to PPS’s 6 decades of preserving and improving Providence.

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Explore Historic Providence

PPS is pleased to partner this year with the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau and many cultural partners in the greater Festival neighborhood to offer an array of visitor experiences throughout the day on June 11.

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Festival Sponsors

The Festival of Historic Houses is both an important fundraiser for the Providence Preservation Society and a unique and beloved educational event. It is made possible by the generous support of our Sponsors.

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