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Touring historic Providence

Posted by Paul Kandarian  May 30, 2012 07:01 AM

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The 33rd Annual Festival of Historic Homes in Providence takes place June 1-3, presented by the Providence Preservation Society. Neighborhoods to be visited are the Elmgrove area of College hill (named one of the 10 Best Neighborhoods in America last year by the American Planning Association), as well as tours of the jewelry district.
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On June 1, there will be a Friday Night Candlelight Tour of the Elmgrove area, and tickets for that event are $50 per person. June 2, visitors can do a day-long house and garden tour of the Elmgrove section, starting at the north end of Blackstone Boulevard, with winding, tree-lined roads and architecture of varied styles.

Tickets are $35 in advance of the tour and $40 the day of the event. The jewelry district tour is June 3, which was once the center of the jewelry manufacturing trade in Rhode Island, and is now a mixed-use residential area. Tickets for that tour are $35 in advance, $40 the day of the event. Tickets for all three days are $100 per person. For information, visit www.ppsri.org or call 401-831-7440.

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