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Providence by the Book: A Literary Walking Tour

Providence, United States
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1 hour 45 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

"...the slanting sunlight touches the Market House and the ancient hill roofs and belfries with gold, and throws magic around the dreaming wharves...After a long look he would grow almost dizzy with a poet's love for the sight..."

H.P. Lovecraft- one of the most significant supernatural horror fiction authors of the 20th century- wrote these words about his hometown of Providence. This tour discovers the author's traumatic upbringing, racism, and favorite haunts; guests also meet some of the fictional characters that Lovecraft wrote into the city's fabric.

But Lovecraft isn't the only famous author that ambled the city's centuries-old sidewalks: Sarah Helen Whitman, the poet who was briefly engaged to Edgar Allan Poe, also called the Creative Capital home. This tour explores her life and relives the couple's whirlwind- and doomed- romance.

What's Included

  • Enthusiastic and expert guide

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Prospect Terrace, Congdon St. and Cushing St., Providence, RI 02906

The tour begins here at this majestic overlook of Providence, where Lovecraft spent a lot of time writing his stories.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: H.P. Lovecraft House, 65 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02906, USA

The tour will stop in front of the last home of Lovecraft, where he wrote a short story called The Haunter in the Dark. We will stop to chat about the author,

The Location

Where To Go

Prospect Terrace, 60 Congdon St, Providence, RI 02906, USA

Departure time

3:00 PM


Providence, United States

Return details

The Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903, USA

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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