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Museum of Newport History

127 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6627
+1 401-841-8770
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Enjoyed the History of Newport Walking Tour

My husband and I had visited Newport, RI over Easter Weekend, and decided to take the Newport... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa B
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Buffalo, United States
Wonderful

Take your time and enjoy the history of Newport. No rushing and you give a donation to go in... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Diane M
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Auburn, Massachusetts
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A good starting point for visitors, this museum uses graphics, historic photographs and audiovisual programs to tell the story of Newport.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
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127 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6627
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+1 401-841-8770
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had visited Newport, RI over Easter Weekend, and decided to take the Newport History Walking Tour. Generally when we visit a city we take advantage of the walking tour a city has to offer. This tour was very informative! On this...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Take your time and enjoy the history of Newport. No rushing and you give a donation to go in. Highly recommend a visit

1  Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Admission is a "suggested donation" of $5.00 and the museum is located upstairs. It is small but nicely organized and has two levels of information (adult and family) to read. A nice little stop when walking around Thames Street. Has a nice gift shop but...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Old Brick Market building that houses the Museum of Newport History was designed by noted 18th century American architect Peter Harrison, built in the 1760s and now is a National Historic Landmark. Located at 127 Thames Street on Washington Square in the heart of...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A great place to stop if you're visiting Thames Street or Bowman's Wharf in Newport. The downstairs is a book store with a lot of nautical and historical books about Newport, Rhode Island, and the coast. The upstairs is a little museum run by donations...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Have never gone through the museum, but this is the best gift shop in Newport. Lots of historical and interesting merchandise. I wish they had more Kennedy memorabilia though.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Definitely some interesting things in this museum, but surprised at how small it was. The shop on the main floor had some great books for sale.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

We expected more. I am sure more can be done to enrich this Museum. However, I must add the ladies were very kind.

Thank Carmen C
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had overlooked this Museum during several previous visits to Newport. This time we had some extra time during the Winter Festival and so we decided to explore the Museum. The building is a National Landmark. The entrance fee is a voluntary donation and the...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We poked around there waiting for the ice sculpture competition to begin during winter festival. Some really cool stuff in there, especially a letter from George Washington, thought provoking. we were the only ones in there so it was nice to take our time and...More

Thank Paul S
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