The Newport Colony House was designed after an English Town Hall designed by Richard Munday; Munday also designed the Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House in Newport. An open marketplace is found on the first floor of the Colony House, with civic offices on the second. The design was intended to make what is now Washington Square into an elegant meeting place. The Colony House is the fourth oldest American state house that is still standing. The mayor of Newport announced the Declaration of Independence on its front steps. Tours by appointment. Donations accepted.
9 JT Connell Highway Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 849 7233
The entertainment and film industry turn to Aardvark Antiques on Thames Street for inspiration and decorating themes. Interior decorators, architects and landscape artists favor Aardvark for antiques and Newport architectural design ideas. You can see these iron railings, fountains, carousels and horses, stained glass, mantels and lighting in many Newport establishments and homes. Aardvark specializes in bronze furnishings for home and garden. Their main office and indoor and outdoor showrooms are located on the historic Newport waterfront.
Fort Adams Drive Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 845 9123(Tourist Information)
This harbor is abuzz with a variety of fun things to do for all. There are restaurants serving fresh sea-food, shops selling curios, yacht clubs, shipyards and other marine and medical services provision. The Newport Harbor is apt for participating in the water-sports like the Newport Regatta and other Yachting or sailing tournaments. Apart from these races and water activities, there are regular Harbor Walks arranged too. So next time round when in Newport, it's just impossible to avoid the Newport Harbor.
307 Oliphant Lane Units 3 & 4 Middletown, RI 02842 +1 401 849 5232
Tour a genuine beer brewery at the Coastal Extreme Brewing Company located on Aquidneck Island with 2,500 feet in the Middletown Tradesman Center. Beer is brewed in stainless steel pots in the only microbrewery in Rhode Island. Every barrel of beer is personally watched over from fermenting to finishing and final delivery. Kegs of beer are shipped to restaurants, bars, liquor stores and other Rhode Island establishments.
162 West Main Road Little Compton, RI 02837 +1 401 635 8486
Sakonnet Vineyards offers something for every visitor to enjoy, including a tasting room and a separate, on-site bed and breakfast. The vineyard, established in 1975, accommodates those guests who prefer tours and lectures on winemaking itself, but also a picnic area for enjoying a bottle of wine in beautiful, sweet smelling surroundings. The retail shop stocks all of Sakonnet's wine for sale. After a day of touring and tasting, take your favorite wine home.
16 Ochre Point Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401341 2381
Take a walk around Ochre Court located inside the Salve Regina University campus and you will be transported back to the 19th century. Built more than 200 years ago by Ogden Goelet as a summer retreat for his family, this imposing mansion has become a historic landmark in Newport. The archaic passages and long turrets draw inspiration from Gothic as well as Renaissance architecture. You can marvel at the impressive stained glass and old fire places or take a walk through the garden with rare and exquisite trees. Don't forget to admire the splendid view of the Atlantic Ocean as you explore various parts of the mansion.
174 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 849 5087
Walking is a good exercise, but if it is fun-filled and accompanied with activity, it becomes more enjoyable. The Wayfarers do just that. Walk with them along the Coast of Maine, through the Acadia National Park or stop by the Bar Harbor, you will always get your money's worth. Overnight stays are arranged in castles, elegant villas and royal manors equipped with modern amenities! Local specialties prepared from fresh ingredients are always on the menu. The tours are always meticulously planned with group leaders and managers. These leaders have an in-depth knowledge of the places and ensure your safety and comfort.
492 Bellevue Avenue Vernon Court Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 851 8949
Located in a 17th century French chateau admired for its architecture and style, the National Museum of American Illustration has the most impressive collection of art created for the media, recognizing illustration as a fine art in its own right. The existing collection at the National Museum of American Illustration has traveled across many countries and has been deemed a visual history of America. Entry is charged.
194 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 849 3990
The Newport Casino, home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, is a tennis landmark. It has 13 grass courts and an interactive museum. The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that provides information on the rich history of tennis as well as enshrining tennis legends from around the world. Built by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White in 1880, it is famous for its architectural style, and has been dubbed as a masterpiece of Victorian chic. If you're a tennis fan, come on over to Newport Casino, with its beautiful surroundings and old world charm. And if you're not a tennis fan, the casino holds other events, including part of the annual Newport Jazz Festival.
580 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 846 3772
Relive the past at Astor's Beechwood Mansion, home to both John Jacob Astor IV, who died on board the RMS Titanic, and Caroline Astor, creator of the first American social register. Visit the oceanfront mansion and learn about the grand 1890s lifestyle of the Astor family who came to live in Newport during the Victorian era and interact with Beechwood Theatre Company actors portraying staff, friends and family of the Astors. A range of productions, tours, and dancing are offered, see website for details.
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 ...