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Museum of Newport History

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting museum and lovely gift shop

My husband and I visited the museum and learned some new things about Newport. It's free and worth... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2013
Briggits
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Woodstown, New Jersey
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Great little shop

The museum is upstairs form a small gift shop, located in the center of downtown Newport. The shop... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2013
Bob J
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Southport, North Carolina
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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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127 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6627
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

I enjoyed this museum and shop very much. The staff is very helpful and you can ask to store your packages while you one of their tours. I did the Lantern Tour which was excellent. The shop is stocked with books, gift items and some...More

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank EstherP1882
Reviewed 4 November 2013

My husband and I visited the museum and learned some new things about Newport. It's free and worth seeing. The gift shop had a lot of interesting things as well.

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Briggits
Reviewed 29 September 2013

In addition to its museum, the organization sponsors walking tours of the city. When we were the in late September 2013 they began at 10 and 10:30 a.m. daily. Those we attended were great. Each lasts between 1 and 2 hours and covers a period...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank 529elwinm
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The museum is upstairs form a small gift shop, located in the center of downtown Newport. The shop has a wide variety of gifts, especially books that you won't find anywhere else. It's a great little diversion.

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Bob J
Reviewed 5 July 2013

I can't say enough good things about Newport Historical Society and the lovely people who arranged our tours from the Museum Gift Shop....The Museum upstairs was a nice touch though a bit limited. We loved the our initial tour (Discover Colonial Newport Inside & Out...More

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank eminker
Reviewed 5 September 2012

This is a small little museum right in the middle of the downtown area. The cost of admission isn't a lot so we decided to take a look. We learned a few fun facts, but otherwise was just ok. It would have been nice to...More

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank Anne L
Reviewed 24 June 2011

Located right downtown on Upper Thames street, the step back in time to how Newport used to be and see how it evolved is a real treat. The price of admission is small, and on a hot and humid day the 90 minutes we spent...More

Date of experience: August 2010
2  Thank FerrariWidow
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