One of America's grandest mansions when completed in 1788, the house was home first to John Brown, a businessman, patriot, politician, China Trade pioneer and slave trader who participated in the debates and practices that shaped the new nation and the world. However, this is more than an 18th Century mansion. It was the home of John Brown's daughters and their families; the elegant winter residence of the Gammell family during the second half of the 19th Century; the formidable mansion of Providence utility, real estate and trolley mogul, Marsden Perry in the early 20th Century. Hear the stories of Rhode Island's history as told through the lives of the inhabitants of this most magnificent mansion. View artwork from the 18th and 19th centuries and follow the Voyage of the Slave Ship Sally in the gallery.
Services / Features / Restrictions: Smoke Free, Admission Charged, Restroom, Attraction, Cultural, Of Interest to Children, Museum, National Historic Landmark, National Historic Site, National Register, No Pets, Smoke Free, Comp Policy, Motorcoach Parking, Greater Providence, Shopping, Novelty Gift Shop
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