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Best things to do in Newport

History Museum
“The mansions give a view into the history of Newport, the United States, and the rich & famous.”
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Art Museum
“Focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present day, and pays particular attention to art from Rhode Island and New England.”
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Museum
“The International Tennis Hall of Fame is set in The Newport Casino, a National Historic Landmark that first opened in 1880 as a social club for Newport’s summer elite. Designed by McKim, Mead & White, a premier architectural firm of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this was one of the firm’s earliest projects. In 1881, the first U.S. National Men’s Singles Championship was contested at the Casino, and Dick Sears garnered the first of seven consecutive titles before retiring undefeated in 1887. The International Tennis Hall of Fame shares the narrative of tennis history from its origins through present day.”
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Museum
“This car museum is amazing. They have so many cool events planned in the coming months. I follow them on Instagram. Jay Leno is a car guy who now resides part-time in Newport and he will be engaged in some of these upcoming events. Very cool!!”
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Library
“Oldest lending library in America, founded in 1747. It’s a great place to think and read. At the 1747 Store, anything from an old design hardcover to an esoteric history book can be bought for as little as 50 cents.”
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Historic Site
“The Elms is a short block away and has one of the most enlightening tours because you can see how the 'help' lived in contrast to the 'family' and guests. It can be nice to stroll through their gardens on the way to/from the Cliff Walk. The servants quarters tour is really enlightening, they got the unflattering views of the statuary along the top of the mansion which reinforced their station in their lives as servants and caretakers.”
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Museum
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Museum
“The Museum of Newport History is a history museum in the Old Brick Market building in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island, United States. It is owned and operated by the Newport Historical Society at 127 Thames Street on Washington Square.”
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Art Museum
“You will stroll through beautiful Frederick Law Olmstead gardens on your way there and see pictures, posters and documents that contain the wort of famous artists and illustrators.”
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Synagogue
“Touro Synagogue, a building of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals, and one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America, was designated a National Historic Site in 1946. Dedicated in 1763, it still serves an active congregation and each year greets over 30,000 visitors who come to see the magnificent interior and hear its remarkable story. This remarkable building is located just across the street from our Historic Newport location.”
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Museum
“An interactive museum, live tennis matches, and the oldest grass tennis court in the USA.”
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Art Gallery
“Onne is a world famous nautical photographer. He is a "Cannon Explorer of Light". The gallery is a much see while visiting Newport. ”
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Museum
“Located in historic Founders Hall, the NWC covers the evolution and technology of sea warfare, including the development of the torpedo in the US. Serving as a clearinghouse for naval history information in New England, the Museum staff provide guidance to visitors on regional naval history and current exhibits, and assist scholarly researchers in the use of the Museum holdings. Those visitors without base access (active/retired/dependent military ID or CAC) must make arrangements at least seven business days prior to your visit. Any visitor who is escorted by personnel with U.S. military identification, does not need advanced reservations. See website for additional information.”
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Library
“Interested in yachting check out the Museum of Yachting, teaches the culture and heritage of the sport.”
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Museum
“The Newport Colony House is the 4th oldest statehouse still standing in the United States. The Declaration of Independence was read from the front steps on July 20, 1776. The Colony house served as the Rhode Island statehouse from 1739 to 1901, when the new state house in Providence opened.”
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Library
“Need a book? They have a used bookstore in the basement. Also if you need copies or a printer, this is the cheapest place. ”
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