On Saturday, June 15, guests will enjoy self-guided access to lovingly-cared-for private homes, buildings and green spaces throughout the Paterson Park Neighborhood.

Paterson Park boasts homes from the turn of the 20th century, reflecting the era’s newfound appreciation for city planning and the development of public parks and recreational facilities. The neighborhood was also where the writer H.P. Lovecraft spent the early years of his life.

  • 9:45 am – 2 pm: Required guest check-in at the Registration Center: Lincoln School, 301 Butler Avenue. Participants will receive a Guide Map for admission to each house
  • 10 am - 4 pm: Self-guided tours of historic houses

Rain or shine. No indoor photography or videography. Children 10 and over.

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Sunday, June 16, will feature guided walking tours of the Paterson Park neighborhood and its green spaces from 1 pm - 5 pm:

  • “H.P. Lovecraft: A Youth in Wayland Square” — Come walk in the Wayland Square that H.P. Lovecraft knew. See where he lived and played, and visit the sites that inspired his youthful writing.
  • “A Place of Beauty and Satisfaction,” a tour of Gladys Potter Park

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Special Offer from Hotel Providence

Book your weekend stay (June 14-16) at the Hotel Providence and receive two complimentary tickets to our Saturday and Sunday tours! Visit HotelProvidence.com and use the code PPSFHH when registering.

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Festival Sponsors

The 2019 Festival is generously sponsored by:

Lead Sponsor

Bank Newport

Partners in Preservation

Residential Properties Adlers Hardware Couture Design Associates Patridge Snow & Hahn Counselors at Law


Casa Buena Builders Kelly Taylor Interior Design


Liz and Sandy Bodell

Barbara Sokoloff Associates City Kitty, Providence Green Ink Tattoo Studio National Trust Insurance Services, LLC Preserve RI Washington Trust West Broadway Neighborhood Association Yankee Travel

With Support From

Providence Tourisn Council
Lincoln School

Suzanne Fogarty, Head of School

Bottles Wine and Spirits The East End bar Highchair designhaus Ocean State Oyster Festival Warren Jagger Photography

Media Sponsor

New England Home Magazine

Hotel Partner

Hotel Providence

Interested in sponsoring the Festival? Please review our sponsorship opportunities and contact Angela Kondon, Director of Special Events at 401-831-7440 or akondon@ppsri.org