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I think this served as many different purposes. It was a meeting place, a church and a government... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Randy C
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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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Rhode Island once had a unique system of having state houses in several cities. Newport had one of... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

I think this served as many different purposes. It was a meeting place, a church and a government building.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Randy C
Reviewed 6 October 2017

There were several colonial era buildings in the Washington Square Historic District with the Old Colony House of the most interest to us. In addition to being the 4th oldest still existing state house, it has a colorful history that includes the reading of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Rhode Island once had a unique system of having state houses in several cities. Newport had one of these statewide state houses. Today all state government is in Providence. It's worth a visit. The main floor is just a large open space now, but don't...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

In my fascination with Newport’s Gilded Age mansions, I had overlooked the many other facets of the city’s history until we heard of tours offered through the Newport Historical Society. They can be booked, and leave from, the Society’s museum and gift shop in Brick...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We saw this house on our old town ghost tour walk. It was cool to look if we had more time we would have gone inside to look around for sure.

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We toured the Colony House by purchasing tickets at the Museum of Newport History (aka Brick Market) and we are so glad we did! Matthew (Newport Historical Society) was a wonderful docent and very knowledgeable on all things revolving around this property as well as...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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