Newport, Rhode Island

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Newport, Rhode Island, USA

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Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Astor's Beechwood
    580 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-846-3772, Once the summer home of the Astors, this elegant mansion now offers living history tours, including Victorian and Roaring Twenties tours, evening performances, seasonal... more info  map

  • Belcourt Castle
    657 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-846-0669, This Louis XIII style castle features an extensive and varied collection of antiques and other special treasures. more info  map

  • Breakers, The
    44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-1000, The grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn-of-the-century America," the Breakers is a... more info

  • Chateau-sur-Mer
    474 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-1000, A historic structure that is exemplary of the best in Victorian architecture and design, Chateau-sur-Mer was built as an Italianate-style villa for China trade merchant... more info

  • Chepstow
    120 Narragansett Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-0421, An Italianate-style villa acquired by Mrs. Emily Morris Gallatin in 1911, Chepstow was bequeathed to the Preservation Society with its collections intact and an... more info

  • Edward King House
    35 King Street, Newport, RI 02840
    Aquidneck Park
    401-846-7426, Built in 1845 by Edward King, and later donated to the city of Newport by his son in 1912, this house a fine example of Italian villa architecture, and offers elegance... more info  map

  • Eisenhower House
    1 Lincoln Drive, Newport, RI 02840
    Located within Fort Adams State Park
    401-847-6740, Offering fantastic views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, this mansion served as the residence for the Commandant of Fort Adams and was the summer White House of... more info

  • Elms, The
    367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-1000, Modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres outside Paris, the Elms is a National Historic Landmark that contained interiors and furnishings designed by... more info

  • Friends Meeting House
    Farewell and Marlborough Streets, Newport, RI 02840
    401-846-0813, This meeting house is the oldest religious structure in Newport. more info  map

  • Hunter House
    54 Washington Street, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-1000, "One of the finest examples of Georgian Colonial architecture from Newport's "golden age" in the mid-18th century," Hunter House's north half was constructed between... more info  map

  • Isaac Bell House
    70 Perry Street, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-1000, "One of the best surviving examples of shingle-style architecture" in the United States, the Isaac Bell House is a National Historic Landmark that contains a combination... more info

  • Kingscote
    253 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-1000, The construction of Kingscote "marked the beginning of the "cottage boom" that would distinguish the town as a veritable laboratory for the design of picturesque houses... more info

  • Marble House
    596 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-1000, Inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles, Marble House was built for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt as a summer house or "cottage." Marble House is a National... more info

  • Old Stone Mill
    Touro Park, Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-846-1398, This mysterious tower has been the center of wonder and controversy as to its origins and builders, with one popular theory being that it was built by Norsemen before... more info

  • Rose Island Lighthouse
    P.O. Box 1419, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-4242, Located on an 18-acre island off the New England coast, a mile into Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island; Rose Island Lighthouse is a working lighthouse running off... more info

  • Rosecliff
    548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-1000, Modeled after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles; Rosecliff was commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs in 1899. ... more info

  • Rough Point
    680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-8344, Situated on a rocky promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this Gothic-style house was originally built for Frederick W. Vanderbilt. Doris Duke’s father, J.B.... more info

  • Saint Mary's Church
    12 Williams Street, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-0475, The oldest Roman Catholic Parish in Rhode Island, this church was the location of the wedding of John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, and is still the active center of... more info

  • Samuel Whitehorne House Museum
    416 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-2448 or 849-7300 or 849-7301, Built in the early Nineteenth Century, this structure is a wonderful example of a rare federal style mansion, and also includes a collection of furniture, silver items... more info  map

  • Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House
    82 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840
    401-846-0813, Splitting from the Baptist Church in the 1660s, an early example of the Seventh Day Adventists sect erected this structure in 1730 and made additions as the years... more info  map

  • Touro Synagogue
    85 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-4794, The oldest synagogue building in the United States, this structure was designed by famed architect Peter Harrison and opened in 1763, and is a wonderful example of... more info  map

  • Trinity Church
    Spring and Church Streets, Newport, RI 02840
    Queen Anne Square
    401-846-0660, This active Episcopal Church has a history that stretches back to 1698, and is also known for being the only church in the country with a three tiered wineglass pulpit. more info  map

  • Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House
    17 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
    401-846-0813, The Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House was the site of the Stamp Act Riot of 1765. Tours are available of the oldest surviving house in Newport. more info

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Fort Adams
    90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840
    Fort Adams State Park
    401-841-0707, Visit this engineering and architectural masterpiece constructed of local shale and Maine granite to see where the soldiers lived from 1824 to 1950, enter restored... more info

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Redwood Library and Athanaeum
    50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-0292, One of America's oldest libraries, this library houses a vast collection of books, periodicals, research materials, reference materials, and other aids to knowledge.  more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Artillery Company of Newport
    23 Clarke Street, Newport, RI 02840
    401-846-8488, Built in 1836, this structure is now a museum that houses a large collection of military artifacts from both U.S. and foreign sources. more info  map

  • Doll Museum, The
    520 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
    401-849-0405, This museum features a large and varied collection of antique and modern dolls, as well as a gift shop. more info  map

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame
    194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-849-3990, This hall of fame honours tennis greats from around the world and includes a museum, thirteen grass courts, a pro shop, and more. more info  map

  • International Yacht Restoration School
    449 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
    401-848-5777, This school teaches the skills needed to restore and build classic boats, and also features a unique and varied collection of rare boats that are examples of the best in... more info  map

  • Museum of Newport History
    127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
    Brick Market
    401-841-8770 or 401-846-0813, Run under the auspices of the Newport Historical Society, this museum offers a wonderful overview of Newport’s rich history and magnificent architecture, and is a good... more info  map

  • Museum of Yachting
    Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI 02840
    401-847-1018, This museum traces, explores and examines the history of yachting. more info

  • Newport Art Museum
    76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
    401-848-8200, This museum hosts a variety of exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as showcasing a selection of historical art from and having to do with New England. more info  map

  • Newport Historical Society
    82 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840
    401-846-0813, This organization operates a museum and offers an expansive collection of Colonial items, ship models, town and church records, a genealogy library, and decorative arts... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Cliff Walk
    Begins at Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840
    401-849-8048, This three and a half mile walk overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and many of the most beautiful of Newport’s famous summer mansions. more info

Science & Technology

  • Save the Bay Exploration Center
    175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840
    401-849324-6020, This learning center and aquarium allows visitors to explore Narragansett Bay, see fossils and other marine life, and learn much more in many other ways about marine... more info

  

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