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Hunter House

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Hunter House is one of the finest examples of Georgian Colonial architecture from Newport's "golden age" in the mid-18th century.The north half of Hunter House was constructed between 1748 and 1754 by Jonathon Nichols, Jr., a prosperous merchant and...more
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54 Washington St, Newport, RI 02840-8529
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

First, we joined the preservation society so access to this tour was free. Depending on your specific plans it may make sense to join the Preservation Society. We loved the tour from Philip. Access to the house is only by tour. Compared to other Newport...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Hunter House was the last of the Newport Mansions on my list. The location is perfect; overlooking part of the bay/harbour. It is impossible for me not to compare this with the other grand houses. This one is definitely the smallest and the darkest of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Hunter House is located in the old historic district of Newport. It is on the water, close to the Visitors Center. It dates from 1748. It was a mansion of it’s time. Inside are displayed fine examples of Newport’s colonial furniture craftsmanship.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Hunter House is tucked away on the waterfront in the Point historic district. Easy to get to from the main bus station by foot. Hunter House is pre the Mansions and splendour of the guilded age, but it is a wonderful insight into the lives...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

My wife and I have visited many of the American historic houses, it's just something we like. This house is spectacular in its authenticity, especially the period furniture. It's not a gilded, showy house - it is a nicely restored house that tells you how...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

While tourist often concentrate on the Gilded Age "cottages" like the Breakers, Marble House, the Elms (all worth your attention as well) be sure not to miss the smaller gems. If you're interested in 18th century architecture/furniture this is the place to go! Compare its...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

One of the older homes that you can tour in Newport. An amazing location, looking out to Goat Island and the newer bridge. The views from the yard are stunning! Great story telling of a Newport home during the ship trading. It's worth a visit...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful house. Our guide, Mr Bacon was great. May not be for families with young children. Great collection of Newport furniture.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The lady who gave us the tour of Hunter House was awesome! She gave all the history of the house and the furniture she had our children in complete silence and had their attention! This was a great place to kind of relax and listen...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This house is a gem! We loved hearing of its role pre, mid, and post-revolutionary war. Very exciting and intriguing stories, and our tour guide Jason was excellent. The early American furniture collection was extremely impressive and I enjoyed seeing the different time frames represented...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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