44 Ochre Point Avenue Newport, RI 2840 +1 401 847 1000
The Breakers is an architectural masterpiece, and was home to one of America's wealthiest families, the Vanderbilts. Tours of the mansion tell stories of the Vanderbilts as well as the building of this grand estate and the ventures of its architects and designers. Thousands of visitors arrive at the spectacular 70-room palace every year to enjoy the many special events and guided tours the mansion has year round and to walk the elegant marble halls or stroll the green lawns that overlook the blue sea on the cliffs below. Admission: $16 adults, $4 children ages 6-17.
Chepstow is a black-shuttered Newport mansion designed after an Italian villa. You will find the 19th century collections of art, paintings, furnishings and documents of the Newport Morris family, indicative of Newport mansion owners and the wealth of the times. A spiral self-supported staircase, tiled floors and white stucco brings you back to days of leisure living in informal elegance of a Newport cottage. The Newport Preservation Society conducts tours of Chepstow with advance reservations.
424 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 1000
You cannot find a better example of The Gilded Age than the Marble House on Bellevue Avenue in Newport. It was built as a summer cottage between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. This stone palace set the tone for social and architectural change in the former wooden house summer colony of Newport. Designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt, Marble House was an inspiration from the Trianon at Versailles. The cost of the house at that time was said to be $11 million.
175 Memorial Boulevard Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 845 5800
Easton's Beach is locally known in Newport as "First Beach" and is a favorite spot for tourists, events and tournaments of all kinds throughout the summer season. The beach is long and narrow, providing a great place to stroll across the town line into neighboring Middletown. The boardwalk has parking, public bathhouses, concessions stands and even a carousel. The beach is known to have red kelp warnings that often prevent swimming and make walking and wading difficult.
54 Washington Street Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 1000
Managed and maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Hunter House is an ancient house built around 1748. The magnificent structure was preserved owing to the efforts and endeavors of citizens who formed a group to protect the collections of the house from being sold or auctioned off. The lavish decor, complete with paneling, cozy fireplaces, Delft tiles and period furniture leaves the visitors awe struck. Declared as a National Historic Landmark, Hunter House also has a splendid eighteenth century garden that further enhances its beauty. For further information on admission prices and daily-changing hours.
253 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 1000
A quaint cottage cum house museum, this Gothic Revival structure is set amidst lush green lands. A tour of the house will take you through a journey of the pre-civil war American household and it is sure to leave you spellbound and mesmerized. A verdant garden surrounds the red and white structure. The mansion is now the starting point of many a garden tours arranged by Secret Garden Tours. Call the the Preservation Society of Newport County, that manages the property, for more details.
This popular Newport venue has hosted a variety of concerts over the years. A hot-spot for both classical and contemporary musical performances, Wakehurst Tent is known by all music-lovers in the city!
409 Bulgarmarsh Road Tiverton, RI 02878 +1 401 849 9519
This unique farm and zoo is a great outdoor family activity. The farm's owner, who raises these caterpillars for commercial use, has built a large greenhouse and offers visitors a chance to roam the grounds and learn about the beautiful species. The zoo opens in the summer and closes after Labor Day. On a warm, sunny day the zoo is filled with a variety flying shapes and colors, but be advised, the farm is closed on rainy days when butterflies tend to disappear into the lush vegetation.
The area of Tiverton Four Corners was placed on the National Historic Register in 1974. It is a rural village that dates from the 17th Century, and is a center for antiques, fine art, gourmet food, distinctive crafts, gifts and clothing. Pastoral landscapes and old-fashioned stone walls create a backdrop for shops and historic buildings, such as the 1865 Union Public Library, still serving the public. Four Corners is 1.5 miles from the beach and an hour drive from Newport, Providence, Boston, Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts.
715 East Main Road Portsmouth, RI 02871 +1 401 846 0200
The annual International Polo Series is held six miles (ten kilometers) north of downtown Newport on Route 138 in Portsmouth on the 100-acre (40-hectare) historic Glen Farm, which was once part of an original 800-acre (325-hectare) manorial farm. The farm borders the Vanderbilt family's historic Oakland Farm.
Attend open house programs by the ocean at beautiful Salve
Regina University, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in Newport. Interviews are not required, but it is suggested that prospective students first visit the campus and chat with an ...
Common Burying Ground is made up of graves of colonists
in Newport who were mainly African slaves and their descendants. This is one of the oldest known African burial grounds in America. It has the first African artwork in ...
Located at the University of Rhode Island campus, this 86
foot tall building hosts various entertainment programs, concerts and community events. The Ryan Center, with a capacity of 7,700 seats, puts up live performances by old and new artistes ...