John Brown House Museum
Don't miss the first mansion built in Rhode Island, constructed in 1768 by John Brown, a merchant, statesman, slave trader, and former owner and early benefactor of Brown University. Declared a national landmark in 1968, the home still has many of its 18th-century artwork and furnishings.
Described by John Quincy Adams as, "the most magnificent and elegant private mansion that I have ever seen on this continent," the estate was donated to the Rhode Island Historical Society in 1942, when it's original colonial decor was restored.
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