Newport Things to Do

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  • 1. The Breakers

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Breakers is the largest and most magnificent of the Newport Summer house mansions. It was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1893 and has over 65,000 sq feet of indoor space along with a 13 acre...

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  • 2. Cliff Walk

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It was a rainy day but there was no way I was coming to Newport without visiting the Cliff Walk. The 3.5 mile hike, of which I did about half, features the oceans on one side and the famous mansions...

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  • 3. Marble House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Built in 1892 by Alva and William Kissam Vanderbilt, this mansion is known for its marble façade. It was one of the earliest mega-mansions in Newport and helped spark the craze for building these...

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  • 4. Rosecliff

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rosecliff is a beautiful mansion, although not as ostentacious as the other ones. You could almost see yourself living a normal life in this one (albeit, with the largest ballroom in Newport). Take a...

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  • 5. The Elms

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Elms is one of the larger mansions in Newport that is open to the public. It was built in the early 1900s by the Berwind family, which made its fortune by owning coal mines. Unfortunately, much of...

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  • 6. The Mansions

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    Christmas is my favorite holiday season as well as Thanksgiving and finding myself in Newport on one of those holidays is a very nice treat. The Mansions are decorated in all their holiday splendor...

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  • 7. The Beaches of Newport

    Newport has many beaches, but one of the best has to be this one located on Memorial Boulevard. This beach which is also known as First Beach has some fantastic views of the beautiful Cliff Walk....

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  • 8. M.T. Perrotti Park

    Located here on America's Cup Avennue and next to the Marriott Hotel is the small park by the name of M.T. Perrotti. It overlooks the Newport Harbour and contains a few statues, benches and a gazebo...

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  • 9. Ocean Drive

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Today, Newport's Ten Mile Drive combines the history of a wealthy summer community with a fabulous Newport recreational treasure of public parks and miles of public access shoreline to rank as one of...

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  • 10. Fort Adams

    Fort Adams is located in the Fort Adams State Park. It lies along the waterfront near the mouth of the Newport Harbor. The Fort was used during the Revolutionary War to keep the British from entering...

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  • 11. International Tennis Hall of Fame

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in the former Newport Casino. The museum is dedicated to the game of tennis including those who were instrumental in contributing to the game. The...

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  • 12. Chateau Sur Mer

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful Victorian home and the most "palatial" at the time (before the many Vanderbilt homes came along), Chateau sur-Mer was built for the China trade merchant Willam Shepard Wetmore. The home...

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  • 13. Old Stone Mill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Newport Tower is a circular tower that stands 28 foot tall and 24 foot wide. The stone structure has with eight arches and no roof. The tower has undergone much scientific scrutiny that has...

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  • 14. Washington Square Historic District

    Washington Square is the colonial heart of Newport including the old 1739 Colony house which served as the home of the Rhode Island Colonial and state Legislature until the capital was moved to...

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  • 15. Morton Park

    Morton Park was named after the 22nd Vice President of the United States. Levi Parsons Morton owned beautiful property here in Newport along the Bellevue Avenue in "Fairlawn" which is currently owned...

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  • 16. Kingscote

    Kingscote is a beautiful Gothic Revival home built in 1839 and is one of the first summer “cottages” to be built in Newport. It is considered a rare survivor of a Gothic Revival style home which...

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  • 17. Newport Mansion Tours

    One of the biggest attractions in Newport is getting a look at the mansions built there by the wealthy families throughout the late 1800's and early 1900's. These families, with names like Vanderbilt,...

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  • 18. Bowen's Wharf

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bowen's Wharf is a cenetr of activity. This is a main tourist draw with the shopping, restaurants and attractions near by. During events and in the nicer weather, Bowen's Wharf is teeming with people....

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  • 19. Isaac Bell House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Isaac Bell House wa built by Isaac Bell, a wealthy cotton broker and investor. The house looks like an ordinary shingled house and doesn't particularly stand out amongst the many grand mansions of...

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  • 20. Astors' Beechweed Mansion

    The Astors' Beechwood Mansion is one of the many famous Newport Mansions that were built for high society by the 1880's as summer retreats. We visited this one during the week between Christmas 2008 &...

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  • 21. Old Town Ghost Walk

    The Old Town Ghost Walk was a delightful stroll through some of the historic areas of Newport. The premise, of course, was to talk about some of the scary sightings and weird happenings that occurred...

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  • 22. Brenton Point State Park

    While you are driving along Ocean Drive you will find Brenton Point State Park. This park is quite beautiful with it's expansive open grounds and views of the ocean. Ferni and I make it a point to...

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  • 23. Salve Regina-Ochre Court

    One of Newport's "first summer cottages, this structure was designed by Richard Morris Hunt who also designed many of the famous mansions in Newport. The structure was completed around 1892 and is the...

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  • 24. Goat Island Lighthouse

    Goat Island sit right off downtown Newport and is connected with a causeway. The lighthouse here was built in 1842 and is still functional today. Its beauty is a little nar'ed by the fact that it sits...

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  • 25. Redwood Library and Anthenaeum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Opened in 1750 the Redwood Library is the oldest lending library in America and also the oldest library building in continuous use in the country. It is said that the Redwood Library is probably one...

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