657 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 846 0669
Belcourt Castle is a unique medieval-style mansion and is one of the few great Newport homes still privately owned. Tour guides of the sixty room museum will tell you of the rich history of the armor collection and Renaissance treasures as well the history of former owners, including the Vanderbilts. The current owners' extensive collection of Asian and European art fills the house. Ghosts and an air of mystery fill the house as Belcourt offers spooky candlelight tours in addition to its historical and architectural tours. Walk through this spectacular 60-room, 1890s medieval-style castle designed by the famous architect Richard Morris Hunt and view the splendor of its magnificent banquet hall, solarium, oak circular staircase, Gothic ballroom, library, grand halls and beautiful music room. The owners of the Belcourt still reside there and only open their home periodically to the public. Special tours like the Candlelight Tours take place daily between September and December at 6p and the Ghost Tours are organized daily from September to December at 5p. Make it a point to attend at least one of the Christmas Tea Sundays in December.
76 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 848 8200
The Newport Art Museum and Art Association is located on Bellevue Avenue in the Griswold House, The Cushing Gallery and the Gilbert S. Kahn Building. Historic and contemporary artistic treasures, paintings, furniture and ornaments depicting the heritage of Newport are housed on 2 acres focusing on Rhode Island and southeastern New England. The Museum offer lectures, concerts, shops and an art school. From February through may, the Annual Members' Juried Exhibition is on display.
474 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 1000
The Chateau-sur-Mer is the first "palace" of Newport mansions. The lavish affairs held on the grounds marked the beginning of Newport high society until the appearance of the Vanderbilt family in the 1890s. High Victorian design in furnishings, paintings, wallpaper and decorations in this villa set the backdrop for former balls, picnics, teas and major Newport society events. In the 1870s the famed architect Richard Morris Hunt remodeled the home in the Second French Empire Style.
194 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 846 0642
All tennis buffs know that this is the place to visit while in Newport. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is truly a shrine to the sport, its history and many champions. Found at Newport Casino located on beautiful Bellevue Avenue amongst shops and eateries, the site is a perfect place to stop in and admire the lush, grassy tennis courts and the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum commemorating tennis pros from past and present.
367 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 1000
The Elms was built in 1901 as the "cottage" of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind and eventually became known as another summer residence for the burgeoning population of the nouveaux riches at the turn of 20th Century. Modeled after the mid-18th-century chateau d'Asnieres outside Paris, The Elms showcases the Berwind's collections of art and ceramics. Now a historic landmark, you can learn its history and appreciate turn-of-the century gracious living. Admission: $11 adults, $4 children ages 6-17. It opens daily at 10a.
50 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 0292
A quiet pause in a busy day can be found in the restful green trim and polished mahogany of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum. Founded in 1747 on the principle of establishing good for mankind, and designed by American architect Peter Harrison, it is the oldest lending library and the first public classical building in America. Today, both members of the library and the public enjoy books, lectures, plays and exhibits in a true Athenaeum spirit. Guided tours daily with donation.
548 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 1000
Rosecliff mansion overlooks Cliff Walk and the Atlantic Ocean. The mansion was commissioned in 1889 by a Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs and was designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White in the fashion of the Grand Trianon at Versailles. You will find Newport's largest ballroom at Rosecliff, which became a place of lavish Newport parties. It is the location for motion picture filming including the 1994 True Lies and The Great Gatsby.
'Belle Mer' associated with Longwood Events is the place where you can hold your special events, parties, birthdays, celebration, meetings or anything under the sun, or under the roof! It has clean cuts and defined architecture. It is elegant, modern and glamourous.
44 Long Wharf Mal Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 6921
View Newport waterfront attractions from the water aboard the 140 passenger Viking Queen. This narrated tour takes you past Hammersmith Farm, New York Yacht Club, Newport Bridge, the "
"House on The Rock and Fort Adams. Sit back and enjoy the salt air on the upper deck or stay inside. Either way this tour will entertain you with stories of Newport and a dazzling view. Visit their website for tour timings.
365 Thames Street 2nd Floor, Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 4242
There is no avoiding the blustery winds on these one-hour long cruises to Rose Island, but in return, you'll witness an amazing natural occurrence. March is the perfect time of year to see seals in their natural migration as they return to Narragansett Bay. These tours, which run every weekend in March and April, will take you along the rocky shores of Goat Island with a guide to help you spot Harbor seals as well as the more rare harp or grey seals.
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 ...