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Touro Synagogue

85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
+1 401-847-4794
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Worth a Visit

We have talked about visiting the Touro Synagogue but never made it until this summer. So glad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jean W
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Tampa, Florida, United States
Historical Treasure

Visiting and taking a guided tour of the Touro Synagogue helped give me overall historical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet K
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Dedicated in 1763, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:30
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85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
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+1 401-847-4794
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have talked about visiting the Touro Synagogue but never made it until this summer. So glad that we did. Our docent was extremely knowledgeable and interesting.

Thank Jean W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting and taking a guided tour of the Touro Synagogue helped give me overall historical knowledge of the beginning of Judaism in the United States.

Thank Janet K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Newport for all the July 4th festivities we missed when we visited last July...Newport truly walks the walk on religious freedom and they celebrate it with a "First Freedom" tour of many of the historic houses of worship. This wasn't...More

Thank baywriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, but historic synagogue in Washington Square (main area) of Newport. Days back to 18th century; George Washington wrote a letter on behalf of this synagogue. Small group tours (no charge). Still have religious services; men sit downstairs; women upstairs.

Thank STEPHEN S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our tour of the Touro Synagogue. Our guide was excellent! She offered a terrific overview of the history of Newport and the important role the Touro Synanogue played in that history.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touro Synagogue is historic and worth seeng. The guide does a wonderful presentation. The short film in the visitor center should be watched before going into the sanctuary.

Thank moosella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Touro Synagogue is full of American colonial and Jewish history. It is the oldest synagogue in the US and gives a glimpse into the life of colonial Newport - when Newport was a vibrant and bustling port rather than a tourist attraction. It also...More

Thank SJL369
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful building with wonderful history. Our American story is built on diversity, and the story of this synagogue is a thread that connects us today with the Spanish Inquisition and the American Revolution. Fascinating.

Thank Erika F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though I have not been to the tour, I have come to the Friday evening service which is peaceful and welcoming. The rabbi will often translate if he knows you don't know Hebrew. Even as a gentile, they are very welcoming. Ask to see the...More

1  Thank DCE2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just made the last tour of the day at 1:30. Our tour guide was a young man who was so animated and excited to share the history of the synagogue, it really made the tour that much more enjoyable! He was very knowledgeable. The...More

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mittelman
26 April 2017|
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Response from Bobbie W | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to call the synagogue or see if hours are listed on their website.
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ruben2121
15 January 2017|
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Response from Meryle C | Property representative |
Yes we are open for tours on Sunday, January 15th from 12-2 with the last tour at 1:30. Our visitors center opens at 11:30 and closes at 2:30. Entrance fees range from $8-$12 with no charge for children 13 and younger.
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Shimon A
7 August 2016|
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Response from ElvisMem | Reviewed this property |
Visitors Center opens at 9:30 with first tour at 10 am. Tours last 30 minutes. Enjoy.
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