103 Ruggles Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 5007
You will make an impressive statement for your corporate meeting or private event in Newport when chartering a classic America's Cup class yacht. Choose from over 100 sleek boats to engage for executive retreats, family outings, pleasure sailing, racing, client entertaining or a day of adventure on the high seas for you and your friends. Power and sailboats are available, as well as 12-meter yachts. Group charters from $850 and up, depending on hours and number in parties.
Chritie's Landing and Thames Street Bannister's Wharf Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 847 0298
Perfect for a corporate or private charter, this is the best way to see Narragansett Bay and Newport. Try the Classic Cruises of Newport where the 72 foot schooner, Madeline, or the high speed motor yacht from the prohibition era, Rumrunner II, can tour you around the waterways or in the bay for an ideal and memorable experience.
The Isaac Bell House is definitely worth visiting to experience the best example of the "shingle style" architecture in this country. Designed by the famed architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White in 1883, the house boasts elements of Old English, European and colonial American design, and even a Japanese open-floor plan. Do not forget to notice the bamboo-style porch columns. Still being renovated to recapture its glory, the tour is considered a work in progress.
The IYRS is a non-profit institution devoted to imparting skills related to the history of preserving, restoring and maintaining yachts. As the yacht capital of the world since the 1800s, Newport is the perfect backdrop for a weekend class or an evening workshop related to the fundamentals of seamanship and yacht construction. Learn a new appreciation for the science of navigation, engine installation and maintenance, woodworking skills and the boating industry at the 2-acre waterfront campus.
1 Bannisters Wharf Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 845 9123
What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial days, is now the hub of Newport's harbor side shopping and dining, where you can find eclectic boutiques, sophisticated and casual restaurants side by side and cozy waterfront rooms. It is hard to describe the variety of clothiers, jewelers, specialty shops, galleries and restaurants here, so head on over to Bannister's Wharf to experience Newport's niceties.
19 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 841 8700
Enjoy the peaceful waters of Narragansett Bay on this classic red dinner train's 22-mile, 2.5-hour journey. Departure times for your particular tour, dinner, group event or corporate meeting vary by reservation; there is a dress code for dinner tours. Dine by candlelight on these restored vintage rail cars with red velvet curtains, white tablecloths, crystal, fine china and silver.
152 Spring Street Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 841 5060
If you like antiques and collectibles, you will delight in the Newport Postcard Museum. There is no admission charge for touring this Museum located at 152-154 Spring Street in Newport. Find turn-of-the century picture postcards of the city of Newport and a personal collection exhibiting over 800 Newport cards. The cards, a collection out of 5000 Newport cards, are listed by area such as the waterfront, downtown and structure for instance, a church or public building. Cards displayed include Washington Square, The Colony and Opera Houses. Cash only, credit cards not accepted.
Dedicated in 1763, Touro Synogogue is America's oldest synagogue. Descendants of Sephardim from Spain and Portugal seeking freedom from persecution founded the congregation in 1658. Peter Harrison, a known colonial architect, designed the synagogue. It is one of the best examples of 18th-century architecture in America. Friday services are held in the synagogue at 6p in winter, and 7p in summer. Saturday services are at 8:45a. Tours are conducted every half-hour Monday through Friday; in winter, tours are Friday at 1p and Sunday from 11a-3p. Donations accepted.
Queen Anne Square Newport, RI 02840 +1 401 846 0660
Episcopal Sunday worship is held at 8 am and 10:30am, and 10am in summer at Trinity Church parish founded in 1698. This church is said to be one of the finest ever built, composed of the only three-tiered center aisle wine glass pulpit found in America. George Washington worshipped here in Pew 81. Other noted visitors include Queen Elizabeth and the Archbishop of Canterbury, who visited in 1976. Tiffany stained glass windows are valued at $3 million, the organ tested by Handel before sent from England. Donation.
The Artillery Company of Newport is a ceremonial unit and museum of the Rhode Island Militia and Historic Military Commands. The unit provides honor guards and canon salutes for private and public veterans events and official local and state ceremonies. A museum of military uniforms and memorabilia is located at 23 Clark Street. This collection, one of the most extensive in the country, includes uniforms worn by His Royal Highness Prince Phillip and Lord Louis Mountbatten, both of Great Britain. Guided and self-guided tours are available. Admission is by donation.
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 ...