The Stephen Hopkins House, 1707
15 Hopkins Street
Providence, RI 02903
Year Round, Wednesdays 11AM-2PM
April through November, Saturdays 10AM to 4PM
(later for full WaterFires)
AboutThe home of Declaration of Independence signer Stephen Hopkins, his family and their slaves for 4 decades, on Benefit Street's "Mile of History." Built in 1707 and enlarged in 1743, now furnished with period antiques and Hopkins heirlooms. Hopkins was elected Governor of Rhode Island ten times, served in the General Assembly, presided as Chief Justice over the Gaspee Affair, and represented the colony at both Continental Congresses.
Guided tours feature the elegant front rooms - the bedchambers, one where George Washington slept, Hopkins' study with a dramatic secretary desk, the family's parlor - and those in the back - utilitarian kitchen, borning room and slaves' chamber.
In our Gallery - a fine collection of 18th century samplers.
Located a block from Brown University, the RISD Museum and Water Fire.
National Historic Landmark