|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~0.08 miles from Newport city center
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The Touro Synagogue is a 1763 synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, that is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States, the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America and the only surviving synagogue building in the U.S. dating to the colonial era.It was designed by noted British-Colonial era architect and Rhode Island resident Peter Harrison and is considered his most notable work. The interior is flanked by a series of twelve Ionic columns supporting balconies. The columns signify the twelve tribes of ancient Israel. Each column is carved from a single tree. Located at 85 Touro Street, the Touro Synagogue remains an active Orthodox synagogue. The building is oriented to face east toward Jerusalem. The ark containing the Torah is on the east wall;...
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Rewood Library and Athenauem
~0.08 miles from Newport city center
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|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
White Horse Tavern
~0.08 miles from Newport city center
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The White Horse Tavern, constructed before 1673 in Newport, Rhode Island, is one of the oldest tavern buildings in the United States. It is located on the corner of Farewell and Marlborough streets in Newport.Frances Brinley constructed the original building on the site in 1652. In 1673, the lot was sold to William Mayes, and the building was enlarged to become a tavern. The building was also used for large meetings, including use as a Rhode Island General Assembly meeting place, a court house, and a city hall. William Mayes, Sr., obtained a tavern license in 1687 and William Mayes, Jr., a well-known pirate, operated the tavern through the early eighteenth century. The operation was named "The White Horse Tavern" in 1730 by owner Jonathan Nichols. During the American Revolution, Tories...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Thames Science Center
Po Box 194 Newport RI - 401-849-6966
~0.24 miles from Newport city center
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The Thames Museum in Newport, which was formerly known as the Thames Science Center, is an education science and technology museum. The museum is run by Thames & Kosmos who also operate a science learning retail store called Thames Science Center.Hobbies & Activities category: Science, technology attraction or museum
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~0.26 miles from Newport city center
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|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Old Stone Mill
~0.34 miles from Newport city center
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The Newport Tower (also known as: Round Tower, Touro Tower, Newport Stone Tower, Old Stone Mill, OSM and Mystery Tower) is a round stone tower located in Touro Park in Newport, Rhode Island (USA).It is commonly considered to have been a windmill built in the mid 17th century. However, the tower has received attention due to speculation that it is actually several centuries older and represents evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact.The Newport Tower is located in Touro Park, at the top of Mill Street, surrounded by a historical residential neighborhood on the hill above the waterfront tourist district. Eighteenth-century paintings show that the hill itself once furnished a view of the harbor and would have been visible to passing mariners in Narragansett Bay, but recent t...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
International Tennis Hall Of Fame
~0.56 miles from Newport city center
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The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide.HISTORYThe Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, site of the first U.S. National Championships in 1881, was founded by tennis innovator James Van Alen in 1954 as "a shrine to the ideals of the game." The Tennis Hall of Fame was officially sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association in 1954 and was recognized by the International Tennis Federation in 1986. Over the last ten years, the Hall of Fame complex and Museum have been restored to their original splendor with the 1997 completion of a five year, $7.5 million r...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~0.88 miles from Newport city center
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The Elms is a large mansion, or "summer cottage", located at 367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, in the United States. The Elms was designed by architect Horace Trumbauer for the coal baron Edward Julius Berwind, and was completed in 1901. Its design was copied from the Château d'Asnières in Asnières-sur-Seine, France. The gardens and landscaping were created by C. H. Miller and E. W. Bowditch, working closely with Trumbauer. The Elms has been designated a National Historic Landmark and today is open to the public.
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Newport Cliff Walk
~0.93 miles from Newport city center
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The Newport Cliff Walk is considered one of the top attractions in Newport, Rhode Island, in the United States. It is a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) public access walkway that borders the shore line. It has been designated a National Recreation Trail.The Cliff Walk runs from Bailey's Beach to First Beach. There are public access points at Bellevue Avenue, Ledge Road, Marine Avenue, Ruggles Avenue, Sheppard Avenue, Webster Street, and Narragansett Avenue.It runs behind many of Newport's famous gilded mansions, such as Astor's Beechwood, Rosecliff, Marble House, The Breakers, Ochre Court, and Rough Point, where a bridge is located over an open chasm. Most of the 3.5-mile (5.6 km) cliff walk is paved and it offers beautiful vistas, tunnels, and long winding pathways. The latter half of the cliff wal...
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~1.13 miles from Newport city center
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Easton's, a long stretch of free public beach (not including parking and individual attractions fees) solves that problem with a beautiful carousel for the kids to ride and a 24-ft. high water slide. Easton's also showcases the Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium -- an interactive marine science learning center that offers educational programs and activities, more than 13 tanks and exhibits, and over 150 species of animals calling the Narragansett Bay their home. You'll also find a snack bar featuring lobster rolls, Tuesday night concerts (beginning July 6th), Wednesday Beach Idol Karaoke Night for kids 12 and under, and Thursday activities featuring children's entertainment including singers, jugglers, and magic.
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Bellevue Avenue Newport RI
~1.31 miles from Newport city center
Hotels Close to Newport Mansions
The Preservation Society of Newport County, a private non-profit institution dedicated to historic preservation. We invite you to come and explore our eleven properties, representing more than 250 years of social and architectural history in the city that was America's First Resort.Traveler Description: Located on Bellevue Avenue are the famous estates of such people as the Vanderbilts.Attraction type: Historic firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840Tel: 401-847-1000
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Naval War Collge Museum
~1.32 miles from Newport city center
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The Naval War College Museum in Newport, Rhode Island is one of the twelve official museums operated by the U.S. Navy under the direction of the Naval History & Heritage Command and in co-operation with the Naval War College.The Naval War College established the Naval Museum in 1952, with the approval of the Chief of Naval Operations to manage its collections of historical artifacts. Since 1978, it has occupied its present quarters on Coasters Harbor Island in Narragansett Bay at Newport, Rhode Island. This building, now called Founders Hall, was originally built in ca. 1820 as the Newport Poor Asylum. The city of Newport and the state of Rhode Island donated this property to the U.S. Navy for the U.S. Navy to use as the Naval War College. The College's first president, Rear Admiral St...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Chateau Sur Mer
~1.35 miles from Newport city center
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Chateau-sur-Mer is the first of the grand Bellevue Avenue mansions of the Gilded Age mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. It is now open to the public as a museum. Chateau-sur-Mer's grand scale and lavish parties ushered in the Gilded Age of Newport, as it was the most palatial residence in Newport until the Vanderbilt houses in the 1890s.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~1.55 miles from Newport city center
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Fort Adams is a valuable resource, a National Landmark structure, which when restored will have an important impact on the welfare of the State of Rhode Island. This eighty-acre historical site stands ready to serve as an educational facility and a cultural center. It can become a major historic attraction for our State's tourism industry and help educate the public, especially children, on American history, military culture, architecture, engineering and technology. Fort Adams is a masterpiece of coastal defense and an untapped jewel on Narragansett Bay.In Depth Overview:Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island, was established on July 4, 1799 as a First System coastal fortification. Its first commander was Captain John Henry who was later instrumental in starting the War of 1812.The...
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~1.58 miles from Newport city center
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The Breakers is a Vanderbilt mansion located on Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, United States on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a National Historic Landmark, a contributing property to the Bellevue Avenue Historic District, and is owned and operated by the Preservation Society of Newport County.The Breakers was built as the Newport summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy United States Vanderbilt family. Designed by renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt and with interior decoration by Jules Allard and Sons and Ogden Codman, Jr., the 70-room mansion boasts approximately 65,000 sq ft (6,000 m2). of living space. The home was constructed between 1893 and 1895 at a cost of more than $7 million (approximately $150 million in today's dollars adjusted for inflation...
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~1.78 miles from Newport city center
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Rosecliff, built 1898-1902, is one of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a museum.The house has also been known as the Herman Oelrichs House or the J. Edgar Monroe House.It was built by Theresa Fair Oelrichs, a silver heiress from Nevada, whose father James Graham Fair was one of the four partners in the Comstock Lode. She was the wife of Hermann Oelrichs, American agent for Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship line. She and her husband, together with her sister, Virginia Fair, bought the land in 1891 from the estate of George Bancroft, and commissioned the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White to design a summer home suitable for entertaining on a grand scale. With little opportunity to channel her considerable energy elsewhere, she "threw hers...
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
580 Bellevue Ave Newport RI - 401-846-3772
~1.97 miles from Newport city center
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The Beechwood Theatre Company portrays members of the Astor family and domestic staff, welcoming visitors to the summer home of the Mrs. Astor, queen of American society. Inside this Newport mansion it is the year 1891 and you are a very special guest.While touring, you'll visit with Astor family members and friends, learning about the Victorian era, Newport society and the Astor family. You will even get a chance to cross into the servants' side of the house for a view of their very different lifestyles. Living side by side, their lives are worlds apart.Join us at Beechwood. We're waiting for you.Please visit web calendar for a full tour schedule.
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~1.97 miles from Newport city center
Hotels Close to Marble House
Marble House is one of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a museum. It was designed by the architect Richard Morris Hunt, and said to be inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles (which it resembles in little more than pilasters and balustrades).Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for William Kissam Vanderbilt, grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. The house was a social landmark that helped spark the transformation of Newport from a relatively relaxed summer colony of wooden houses to the now legendary resort of opulent stone palaces. It was reported to cost $11 million, of which $7 million was spent on 500,000 cubic feet (14,000 m³) of marble ($260,000,000 in 2009 dollars). Upon its completion, Mr. Vanderbilt gave the house to...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Us Defense Investigative Svc
51A Bayview Park Middletown RI - 401-841-3146
~1.99 miles from Newport city center
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The United States Department of Defense (USDOD, DOD or DoD, initially briefly referred to as the National Military Establishment or NME) is the U.S. federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the United States armed forces. The Department of Defense is an evolution of the Department of War. The organization and functions of the DoD are set forth in Title 10 of the United States Code.The DoD is the major tenant of The Pentagon building near Washington, D.C., and has three major components – the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Among the many DoD agencies are the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon Force Protection Ag...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~2.22 miles from Newport city center
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Belcourt Castle is the former summer cottage of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, located on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. Begun in 1891 and completed in 1894, it was intended to be used for only six to eight weeks of the year. Designed in a multitude of European styles and periods, Belcourt was designed with heavy emphasis on French Renaissance and Gothic decor, with further borrowings from German, English and Italian design. In the Gilded Age, the castle was well noted for its extensive stables and carriage areas, which were incorporated into the main structure.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Us Army National Guard Recruiting
73 Valley Rd Middletown RI - 401-849-1160
~2.23 miles from Newport city center
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Established under Title 10 and Title 32 of the U.S. Code, the Army National Guard is part of the National Guard and is divided up into subordinate units stationed in each of the 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia operating under their respective governors. The Army National Guard may be called up for active duty by the state governors or territorial commanding generals to help respond to domestic emergencies and disasters, such as those caused by hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes.With the consent of state governors, members or units of the Army National Guard may be appointed, temporarily or indefinitely, to be federally recognized armed force members, in the active or inactive service of the United States. If federally recognized, the member or unit becomes part...
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum
~2.33 miles from Newport city center
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The Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum is an arboretum of 13 hectares (32 acres), located at 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island, mid-way between Newport and Providence, Rhode Island, on Bristol Harbor with views over Narragansett Bay. It includes a mansion, with a 4 hectares (9.9 acres) lawn and over 300 species of woody plants in its arboretum and gardens, including both native and exotic species.The Mansion and its grounds were established in the 1890s by Augustus and Bessie Van Wickle as their summer retreat. Augustus Van Wickle was from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, with a fortune in the coal-mining business, and donor of the Van Wickle gates at Brown University. Today's grounds are primarily the design of John DeWolf, and date between 1896 and 1913.Blithwold's grounds incl...
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~2.39 miles from Newport city center
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Traveler Description: Nineteenth-century lighthouse is one of a few on the Pacific coast that was built with the light-keeper's quarters in the same building.Attraction type: Lighthousehttp://www.yaquinalights.org/ybay.htmlAddress: Highway 101 Newport, ORTel: 541-265-5679
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
785 W Main Rd Middletown RI - 401-841-9400
~2.46 miles from Newport city center
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About:A great selection of distinctive and quality furniture and accessories to enhance the home are the specialty at this store.Categories:Beds & Mattresses, Bed LinensSpecialities:Beautyrest, Deepsleep, Olympic Queen, Healthsmart, Simmons Bedding Company, Vaughan Furniture Company
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
101 Main St Pawtucket RI - 401-272-8400
~2.53 miles from Newport city center
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|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
~4.52 miles from Newport city center
Hotels Close to Prescott Farm
Prescott Farm is a historic preservation of a colonial farm in Middletown (Newport County), Rhode Island. It spans 40 acres, and was in danger of demolition before Doris Duke, through the Newport Restoration Foundation bought it in 1973 and began restoration of the historical site. Notable features of it include an operational windmill (c. 1811), British General Prescott's Guard House, a county store (c. 1715), and a University of Rhode Island Master Gardener project with the purpose of simulating a historical vegetable garden through careful research on what crops where grown during that time period. The farm itself is typical of the farms on Aquidneck Island.
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
Island Hi-Speed Ferry
South Kingstown RI
~5.57 miles from Newport city center
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|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
South County RI
~8.06 miles from Newport city center
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Traveler Description: Long flat beach, ideal for surfing.Attraction type: BeachActivities: Surfing, Swimming
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
North Kingstown Soccer Assoc
231 W Main St North Kingstown RI - 401-295-1617
~9.03 miles from Newport city center
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|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Newport|
55 Richard Smith Dr North Kingstown RI - 401-294-3521
~9.84 miles from Newport city center
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Smith's Castle, built in 1678, is a house museum on Cocumscussoc near Wickford, a village in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States. Smith's Castle is one of the oldest houses in the state. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993 as Cocumscussoc Archeological Site, due to the artifacts and information digs in the vicinity have yielded. It is located just off U.S. 1.Smith's Castle was built in 1678 as a replacement for an earlier structure which was destroyed by the Narragansett Tribe during King Phillip's War. The land on which the house was built was known as Cocumscussoc (or Cocumscossoc), and was the original site of Roger Williams' trading post. Williams was the founder of a Rhode Island and a prominent Baptist theologian. He built the trading post on the site ...