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Doors Open RI – Open House at Barnaby Castle
Sat January 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
With its ornate detailing, extravagant roofline and dark past, Barnaby’s Castle is a hallmark of Victorian design, accompanied by a no less extravagant Victorian tragedy. The Providence home, designed by Stone, Carpenter & Wilson (built between 1875-1885) lay deteriorating for a number of years, but thanks to the commitment of its new owner and residents, the building is now in the process of restoration.
Join Doors Open Rhode Island at our Barnaby Castle Open House for the rare opportunity to experience the inside of this fanciful castle yourself.
See the interior detailing, Tiffany windows and intricate woodwork of the lower floors. Learn the story of the building and be introduced to the cast of characters who made this home the talk of 19th century Providence. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Barnaby, their friends and lovers, as well as Mrs. Barnaby’s doctor and accused murderer, Thomas Thatcher Graves.
Mrs. Barnaby met her unfortunate demise through drinking from a bottle of poisoned whisky. If you likewise enjoy the taste of [unpoisoned] whisky, you’re in luck! We’re pleased to be partnering with Bottles Fine Wine who will be providing a tasting of a few of their favorite whiskeys. What’s not to like?!
299 Broadway St.
Providence, RI 02903
$15 in advance
$20 at the door