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Museum of Newport History

127 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6627
+1 401-841-8770
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Worthwhile Short Visit

We had overlooked this Museum during several previous visits to Newport. This time we had some... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Worth the $5 entrance

We poked around there waiting for the ice sculpture competition to begin during winter festival... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Paul S
Danvers, Massachusetts
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127 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6627
+1 401-841-8770
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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

1  Thank Brandywine2
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
Reviewed 12 September 2016

My daughter and I wandered around Newport trying to get into some old houses, the Quaker meeting house, etc. All were locked and had signs directing us to the Newport Historical Society. So we went there (old building on Touro St) and were told that...More

Thank Nancy19067
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Located right there on the Wharf, this museum has a lot but is not comprehensive. A good place to start.

Thank shchristy
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I stopped by here after visiting Touro Synagogue and Trinity Church, in quest of deeper knowledge of Newport's history. Although not expansive, gave great color on pre-pilgrim, native American culture and life. It is a small collection and will probably take longer to get through...More

Thank BuckeyeChef
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stumbled on this wonderful resource, operated by the Newport Historical Society, quite by accident. The building itself dates to 1762. Downstairs is a terrific gift shop staffed by friendly personnel while upstairs is an amazing museum. Donations are voluntary but $4 a person is...More

1  Thank 1073BB
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Didn't visit the museum upstairs but took ages wandering the fascinating shop on the ground floor. Interesting gifts which of course I purchased but received a flavour of the town just by wondering around the shop. Great place but Newport itself was a joy. Recommended:-)

1  Thank Frances N
Reviewed 25 May 2016

When taking a break from shopping, walking, recommend this break and still getting a history lesson. Lots of easy to carry items back home in shop, and sure you'll learn something new.

Thank golfgator
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped to learn a little about the Newport area. This museum has a nice shop down stairs and a history area up stairs. I learned about the early residents and about the contribution of the French .

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Traditional text, photo and artifact museum. Interesting history of Newport, but could use an exhibit update with new technology, i.e. a video showing the changes of the city over the years. There is a small ipod displayed in the museum shop with interesting exhibit info....More

Thank 510toddd
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