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“Interesting Little Museum”

Museum of Newport History
Ranked #38 of 82 things to do in Newport
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Owner description: A good starting point for visitors, this museum uses graphics, historic photographs and audiovisual programs to tell the story of Newport.
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Enjoyed this museum. Much information about the founding of the area and the way of life of the residents. Also had a very nice gift shop.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

A small, but well organized town museum, even though there was no mention of my family which was in Newport as early as about 1650. Small enough to not be overwhelming, you can easily go through it in 30 to 60 minutes or stay longer if you want. It is upstairs in the building and there is no elevator, so it may not be an option for some people One of the few public locations in Newport with restrooms open to the public,

There is a very nice museum shop on the first floor with almost none of the gee-gaws of most museum shops. Much of the merchandise appeared to be unique to that shop.

Should be on your list for Newport.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank serenitywriter
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

This museum is a good place to orient oneself for a visit to Newport! We only needed less than hour to see this place. However, it was of interest to us regarding the background of Newport!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank VAChuck
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

The museum of Newport history is small but quite adequate and pretty thorough in its historical review. It's a free little treasure amidst many tourist and clothing shops. Maintaining and appreciating a place's past is important and their donation request is very modest.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Second floor. Small. Free but donations are recommended. I was in and out in 20 minutes or so.

Disappointing. It gives a small mention to the original people who lived here but it was really about the history of anglo-euro settlers.

Date of experience: June 2018
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