The Governor Stephen Hopkins House

Providence, Rhode Island

Governor Stephen Hopkins, one of two Rhode Island Signatories of the Declaration of Independence, took an active part in the American colonies' struggle against Great Britain. In 1754, he was Rhode Island's delegate to the Albany Congress, where representatives of seven British North American Colonies met to discuss their relations with the Indian tribes and defensive measures against the French. Hopkins later served as Chief Justice of Rhode Island, as well as winning ten one-year terms as governor. He was instrumental in establishing the first newspaper in Providence (1762) and in founding the first public library, now the Providence Atheaeum. Hopkins also served as Provost of Brown University, a position he held at the time of his death in 1785. The Governor Stephen Hopkins House, located in Providence, RI is a National Historic Landmark, and open to the public from April to December..

15 Hopkins Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
(401) 421-0694

Hours of Operation

Open April through December, Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Other hours by appointment.

The Governor Stephen Hopkins House
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