2020 H. P. Lovecraft Walking Tour & Film Screening

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John Brown House

52 Power St

Providence, RI 02906

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The life & work of Providence's best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, provide the backdrop for this walking tour.

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Literary Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft"

H. P. Lovecraft” Walking Tour & Film Screening

The tour departs from the John Brown House at 52 Power Street, Providence

The life and work of Providence's best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, provide the backdrop for this walking tour. Acknowledged genius of occult and horror fiction, Lovecraft's "Providence stories" (written between 1924 and 1935) provide the basis for this walk. Lovecraft wrote eloquently, and in great detail, about such landmarks as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and Benefit Street houses. See the site of his former home, as well as the sights mentioned in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Haunter of the Dark, The Shunned House, and The Call of Cthulhu. Lovecraft's own words offer a most amazing literary, historical, and architectural walking tour.

The tour lasts one hour.

Cost: Tickets are $22 per person, and includes a ticket to a special curated virtual screening of films inspired by Lovecraft.

Guests are encouraged to book tickets with those whom they have been in close contact during COVID-19 isolation (including immediate housemates and adjacent friends and families). Tours will be treated as primarily private bookings with a maximum of 10 attendees total, to adhere to state stipulations. Attendees are expected to maintain social distancing from their guide while on tour, as well as wear masks while on the street and in public.

Film Screenings:  Participants will receive a special password to special film screenings that have been inspired by Lovecraft's writings.

**What to Bring**

• Wear an appropriate face mask that covers both your nose and mouth.

• Dress according to the weather and wearing comfortable shoes as you will be outside for the entire tour, which lasts approximately 45-50 minutes.

• Bring a beverage with you in case you need to step aside to take a sip.

**Check in information**

• Due to COVID-19, guests will be asked to attest to their health before the tour begins. To preview the questions that you will be asked, visit https://bit.ly/3iGJouz.

**What to Expect**

• Attendees are expected to maintain social distancing from their guide while on tour, as well as wear masks while on the street and in public.

For information on the films & location, go to this URL:  

http://www.rihs.org 

Some older articles on the Tour:

http://www.hplovecraft.com/creation/sites/walktour.asp

http://www.hplovecraft.com/creation/sites/rhode.asp

http://quahog.org/attractions/index.php?id=3

http://flickr.com/photos/strangeinterlude/sets/980729/

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

NO

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Since it's in October, dress warmly. Cameras are encouraged.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the need for contract tracing, we need to have an accurate list if attendees in advance which includes email, address and cell phone.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will have a master roster, but we would encourage the printed version or simply show us your confirmation email on your cell phone.

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds.

NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED AND MAY SELL OUT AT ANY TIME

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