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  • 26. Redwood Library and Anthenaeum

    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...

  • 27. Newport Harbor Cruises

    The best way to learn about Newport's history and culture is to take a narrated harbor tour. These are given daily during the summer. Hear all about Newport's rich and famous. I was very lucky. Just...

  • 28. Bowen's Wharf Food Festival

    The Newport Seafood Festival was October 18th and 19th 2008. We were looking foward to it because we both love seafood. It was a sad dissapointment. The lines were long , the prices high and the food...

  • 29. Jonathan Gibbs House

    The Jonathan Gibbs house was built in 1771 and still stands on its original site. The house was purchased by Newport Restoration Foundation in the lat 1960's and restored. he house is a small and...

  • 30. 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,...

  • 31. Newport Dinner Train

    The Newport Diner Train is a dinner experience in a luxury train. The dinner train is a 2 1/2 hour ride along Narragansett Bay. Trains leave from the Depot at 19 America's Cup Avenue, across from the...

  • 32. First Church of Christ

    Trinity Church, located on Queen Anne Square in Newport, is the oldest Episcopal church in Rhode Island. The congregation was founded in 1698, and the current building was constructed from 1725 to...

  • 33. Storer Park

    Storer Park is located right on Newport Harbor right before the Goat Island Causeway. The park is a favorite of ours since it's off the beaten path and is used mostly by the locals. The park was...

  • 34. St, Mary's Church

    On the morning of September 12, 1953, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married in St. Mary’s Parish located here in Newport. The Parish was designated a Historic Shrine on November...

  • 35. The Jail House Inn

    The Jail House Inn today is a B&B where it once was the old Newport County Jail. Obviously the accomodations today are much cozier and plush... The Inn is just steps away from Washington Square and is...

  • 36. The Colony House

    The Newport Colony House was designed after an English Town Hall. It contains an open marketplace which can be found on the first floor of the house with the civic offices on the second floor. The...

  • 37. White Horne House Museum

    The Whitehorne House is a museum that features some of the examples of Newport and Rhode Island furniture from the late 18th century. Pieces from the Townsend and Goddard workshops are on display....

  • 38. Vernon House

    The Vernon House was constructed from 1703 to 1708 on land originally owned by an early Newport settler named Jeremy Clarke. The large home was later owned by wealthy Newport merchants including...

  • 39. Sailing on the Madeleine

    The Madeleine is a seventy-two foot, three-masted schooner that sails out of Newport harbor. You can book a trip, which lasts around 90 minutes, by just walking up to their kiosk at Bowen's Wharf. The...

  • 40. Touro Park

    Every time I visit Newport I walk through Touro Park. It's a nice park right on Bellevue and has some nice trees, statues and the Old Stone Mill. Every season brings it own district flavor to the...

  • 41. Newport Congregational Church

    The sign of the church reads: "gathered in 1695." It was in that year that the Congregationalists in Massachusetts, concerned about the well-being of the Rhode Islanders, sent to Newport a missionary,...

  • 42. Opera House Theatre

    If you happen to be in Newport and the weather is crappy, or you've done your share of shopping and seeing the mansions, then why not stop at the Opera House Cinema 3 and watch one of the latest movie...

  • 43. Preservation Society

    It's a great undertaking to take care and preserve the Historical homes and landmarks in Newport. The Preservation Society itself is located in a mansion on Bellevue Avenue which was previously...

  • 44. Newport Museum of Art

    The museum is housed in the Griswold House which is a National Historic Landmark. Originally designed in 1862 by famed architect Richard Morris Hunt, it was completed in 1864 for John N.A. Griswold, a...

  • 45. Trinity School House

    The Trinity Schol House is right behind the Trinity Church. The school house wan't open and their was no history or information on the sign. I would assume that this was the Church's school and is now...

  • 46. The Great Friends Meeting House

    Although this building may seem quite bland and unasumming, this happens to be the oldest surviving "house of worship" in Rhode Island. The building is considered an exceptional example of early...

  • 47. Bellevue Avenue

    During America's Gilded Age, Bellevue Avenue was the heart of Newport's social scene. The street is lined with historic mansions including the Isaac Bell House, the Elms, Chateau Sur Mer, Rosecliff,...

  • 48. Newport Jazz Festival

    Every August there are two festivals held in Newport at the Fort Adams State Park. Both are a pain in the butt to get to because Newport is a pain to get to, but worth the effort. This years websites...

  • 49. The Newport Flower Show

    The Newport Flower Show is an annual event held in late June. This past year it was held on June 27, 28 & 29 at Rosecliff. The Show has lectures, demonstrations, garden displays, shopping, Gardener's...

  • 50. Newport Wine & Food Festival

    Every September Newport has the Food & Wine Festival. Wine tastings, seminars, cooking demonstrations, wine auctions, celebrity chefs and a gala are just some of the fun events that occur. Check the...

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