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Located on an island in the country’s tiniest state, Newport was a major seaport during the 18th century, and currently has more surviving colonial era buildings than any other state. After a rocky path through the American Revolution, Newport gained new life as a summer vacation destination for southern plantation owners, with the luxurious mansions still visited today. Because of its beachfront location, Newport is popular with outdoor enthusiasts eager to experience the Newport Cliff Walk and large public beaches. Fort Adams, a historical fort in use during the War of 1812, beckons historians, along with the Newport Historical Society.

What to Do in Newport

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12 Meter Charters
Newport is considered to be the sailing capital of the world and is served well with the over a hundred year sailing tradition of the 12 Meter Charters....
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Your price: $524
Cardines Field
The Cardines Field is a historic baseball field which is situated on the America’s Cup Avenue in the downtown. It is considered to be the longest running...
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Your price: $16
Fort Adams
The Fort Adams is a coastal fortification that was founded on July 4, 1799. The foremost commander of the Fort Adams was Captain John Henry. And Major...
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Your price: $12
Fort Adams State Park
The Fort Adams State Park is the home of the coastal fortification, Fort Adams. The state park provides a captivating view of the Narragansett Bay and...
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International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum
The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum was commissioned by James Gordon Bennett, Jr. and was designed by Charles Mckim with the interiors done...
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Your price: $64
Isaac Bell House
The Isaac Bell House was constructed from 1881 up to 1883. Its Victorian architecture in shingle style was designed by McKim, Mead and White. The house...
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Machines With Magnets
The Machines With Magnets is a studio for multimedia arts. It has a vast collection of vintage and new microphones and gear. Its gallery covers a total...
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Marble House
The Marble House was constructed for the couple William K. Vanderbilt between 1888 to 1892. Its architecture was designed by Richard Morris Hunt. It is...
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Museum of Newport History
The Museum of Newport History is housed in the former Brick Market building which was constructed by Peter Harrison in 1762. It served as a marketplace...
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Museum of Yachting
The Museum of Yachting has been in existence for over thirty years now. It is an institution that is devoted to the conservation of the heritage and culture...
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National Museum of American Illustration
The National Museum of American Illustration was established by Laurence S. Cutler in 1998. The national museum is dedicated to exhibiting illustration...
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Naval War College Museum
The Naval Museum was founded in 1952 by the New War College. Its building which is now known as the Founders Hall was constructed in 1819 and was formerly...
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Newport Art Museum
The Newport Art Museum was established in 1912. The John N. A. Griswold House stages a gallery of the museum in its American Stick Style building. The...
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Your price: $44
Norman Bird Sanctuary
The Norman Bird Sanctuary was established in 1950 through the personal property donation or gift of Mabel Norman Cerio. It is a museum, bird sanctuary...
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Providence Athenaeum
The Providence Arthenaeum was established in 1836 and was simply known as The Athenaeum. It serves as a cultural center and library that promotes cultural...
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Redwood Library and Athenaeum
The Redwood Library and Athenaeum is the longest running lending library in the USA that was established in 1747. Its buildings’ original division was...
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The Rosecliff was constructed by the silver heiress, Theresa Fair Oelrichs between 1898 to 1902. It is a gilded age mansion which was principally designed...
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Rough Point
The Rough Point is a magnificent mansion which is the home of Doris Duke. It was originally constructed for a Vanderbilt which was then bought in 1922...
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Your price: $50
Samuel Whitehorne Museum
The Samuel Whitehorne Museum is a house museum which was built in 1811 for Samuel Whithorne. The magnificent mansion was designed in Federal style architecture....
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Sightsailing of Newport
The Sightsailing of Newport offers private sailing charters and sailing cruises. They features various sailing vessels that include the Sightsailer,...
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The Breakers
The Breakers was constructed between 1893 to 1895 for Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Its architecture is reminiscent of Gout Rothscild which was designed by...
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The Elms
The Elms is a huge mansion which was constructed in 1901. Its architecture is reminiscent of Château d'Asničres which was designed by Horace Trumbauer....
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