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Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour
"After choosing the best day and time for your trolley tour of Newport meet your guide at the Newport Visitor Center located at 23 America's Cup Avenue. Find a seat on the trolley and begin your 1.5-hour trolley tour.Listen to your professional guide narrate the fascinating history of Newport and interesting details about the buildings and restored homes you pa become an expert in the history of this charming town. Ride down Ten-Mile Ocean Drive taking in the gorgeous views. Then marvel at the grand mansions along tree-lined Bellevue Avenue.Discover the charming atmosphere and history of Newport on this 1.5-hour trolley tour."""
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Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour
"After choosing the best day and time for your trolley tour of Newport meet your guide at the Newport Visitor Center located at 23 America's Cup Avenue. Find a seat on the trolley and begin your 1.5-hour trolley tour.Listen to your professional guide narrate the fascinating history of Newport and interesting details about the buildings and restored homes you pa become an expert in the history of this charming town. Ride down Ten-Mile Ocean Drive taking in the gorgeous views. Then marvel at the grand mansions along tree-lined Bellevue Avenue.Discover the charming atmosphere and history of Newport on this 1.5-hour trolley tour."""
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Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour
"After choosing the best day and time for your trolley tour of Newport meet your guide at the Newport Visitor Center located at 23 America's Cup Avenue. Find a seat on the trolley and begin your 1.5-hour trolley tour.Listen to your professional guide narrate the fascinating history of Newport and interesting details about the buildings and restored homes you pa become an expert in the history of this charming town. Ride down Ten-Mile Ocean Drive taking in the gorgeous views. Then marvel at the grand mansions along tree-lined Bellevue Avenue.Discover the charming atmosphere and history of Newport on this 1.5-hour trolley tour."""
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Redwood Library and Anthenaeum Tips (4)

Oldest Contnuously Operating Library in the U.S.

The Redwood Library was established in 1747 and was completed in 1750 using a design by Peter Harrison. It is the oldest continuously operating library in the country and the first public building in the country built using the Classical style of architecture. The building and grounds are quite beautiful. Inside there are several Gilbert Stuart paintings, other fine arts, a great collection of 18th and 19th Century portraits, lots of antique furniture, and sculptures. Guided tours are available. No photography allowed inside. The building is a National Historic Landmark. Hours are 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday (8 PM on Thursday) and 1 PM to 5 PM on Sunday.

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Nov 22, 2014

Redwood Library

The Redwood Library and Athenaeum is a private subscription library in Newport. The Library was founded 1747. It is the oldest community library still occupying its original building in the United States. The building was designed in a Renaissance style by the architect Andrea Palladio. The Library was the first classical public building built in America. The building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

You can't walk down Bellevue Avenue without noticing the Library. We pass it on all of our Bellevue strolls.

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Apr 14, 2009

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 of the most significant architectural type buildings in the country for its classical design. The architect Peter Harrison intended to "symbolically bring light and order to the emerging culture of the New World" with his use of a classical design.

When Jefferson visited Newport he became interested in the classical design and was outspoken about making it the model for public buildings in the United States.

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Jul 11, 2016

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

The Redwood Library is the oldest continuously operating library in America having been founded in 1747. Today it's part tourist attraction and part functioning library.

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May 20, 2013
 
 
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Things to Do Near Redwood Library and Anthenaeum

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Touro Park

Matthew Calbraith Perry was a commodore of the United States Navy and served during a number of wars including the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and was instrumental to the opening of Japan...
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Old Stone Mill

The Old Stone Mill is considered to be one of history's mysteries. There is quite a lot of speculation as to who built it and why. One of the most popular theories is that it was built by Norseman,...
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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...
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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...
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Touro Synagogue

The Touro Synagogue (oldest in the US) has been growing and expanding. There is a lovely garden in front of the Synagogue as you come down the hill toward a new Visitors Center. This is a great place...
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International Tennis Hall of Fame

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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Getting to Redwood Library and Anthenaeum

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50 Bellevue Avenue

Hours

  • Sunday 13:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 09:30 to 17:30
  • Tuesday 09:30 to 17:30
  • Wednesday 09:30 to 20:00
  • Thursday 09:30 to 17:30
  • Friday 09:30 to 17:30
  • Saturday 09:30 to 17:30

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