An extended event of Providence International Arts Festival, June 13, 2015 – 357 Benefit St – Tickets Required
“As Providence unlocks its doors to private homes, and their gardens, remember that these are more than spectacles of history and design. These houses are living, breathing books that tell of the generations of families that once warmed their halls with laughter and love.” –Providence Monthly
In a city with so many beautiful historic homes, it’s only natural to want to get a sneak peek behind those normally closed doors. That’s just what Providence Preservation Society delivers with its 36th annual Festival of Historic Houses, providing a glimpse into the living history behind the walls of more than a dozen gorgeous architectural specimens. Explore the Fox Point neighborhood, home to some of Providence’s oldest existing houses, with the expert guidance of PPS and get an up close look at homes and gardens where modern living meets historic charm. The Festival will showcase the rich cultural character of Fox Point, which is vibrant with Irish, Portuguese and Cape Verdean heritage, and has evolved from farmland to port district to working class industrial neighborhood to the artsy, eclectic area it is today. There will also be a separate Preview Party on Friday, June 12 – an elegant evening inside a historic home that will be open for one night only.