Contact & Directions

Phone 401-863-1177
Fax 401-863-7777

Hours of Operation:
Labor Day – Memorial Day: M-F, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Memorial Day – Labor Day: M-F,  9:00am – 4:00pm

Mailing Address:
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage
Brown University
Box 1880
Providence, RI 02912-1880

Physical Address
Nightingale Brown House
357 Benefit Street (Rear Entrance, Off the Williams Street Driveway)
Providence, RI 02903 
The Center for Public Humanities at Brown University is located in the Nightingale Brown House at 357 Benefit Street, between Power and Williams Streets.  This location hosts the offices of Center staff, faculty, MA in Public Humanities student work spaces, Public Humanities seminar room and programming spaces and the Carriage House Gallery Space.

From campus (on foot) From the College Green, cross George Street and walk down Brown Street toward Power Street.  Entry to the grounds of the Center for Public Humanities is accessible from the Power Street gate (a black gate in a brick fence). Proceed through the gate, walk down the path through the garden and around the front of the house to the courtyard entrance, off of Williams Street.

Maps and Driving Directions:
Program your point of origin here for driving directions.   

Campus maps, accessibility maps, parking maps, and a welcome map (which helpfully includes the orientation of one-way streets) are available from Brown's Department of Facilities Management.

Parking is at a premium around Brown University campus. There is limited free two-hour street parking near the Center, and though it is usually possible to find parking within a few blocks, visitors are encouraged to allow enough time to find parking. In general, it is not difficult to find parking after usual business hours. The Center has a small number of parking spots available for those with special needs.

The University also maintains a Visitor Lot on the upper level of the Power Street garage. The entrance is at the intersection of Power and Thayer. [View map]

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