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Museum of Newport History

127 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6627
+1 401-841-8770
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Take your time and enjoy the history of Newport. No rushing and you give a donation to go in... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Diane M
Auburn, Massachusetts
Small but very informative

Admission is a "suggested donation" of $5.00 and the museum is located upstairs. It is small but... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Lee C
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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127 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6627
+1 401-841-8770
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Take your time and enjoy the history of Newport. No rushing and you give a donation to go in. Highly recommend a visit

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Admission is a "suggested donation" of $5.00 and the museum is located upstairs. It is small but nicely organized and has two levels of information (adult and family) to read. A nice little stop when walking around Thames Street. Has a nice gift shop but...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Old Brick Market building that houses the Museum of Newport History was designed by noted 18th century American architect Peter Harrison, built in the 1760s and now is a National Historic Landmark. Located at 127 Thames Street on Washington Square in the heart of...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A great place to stop if you're visiting Thames Street or Bowman's Wharf in Newport. The downstairs is a book store with a lot of nautical and historical books about Newport, Rhode Island, and the coast. The upstairs is a little museum run by donations...More

Thank Coni S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Have never gone through the museum, but this is the best gift shop in Newport. Lots of historical and interesting merchandise. I wish they had more Kennedy memorabilia though.

Thank gina3981
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Definitely some interesting things in this museum, but surprised at how small it was. The shop on the main floor had some great books for sale.

Thank boblink515794
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We expected more. I am sure more can be done to enrich this Museum. However, I must add the ladies were very kind.

Thank Carmen C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had overlooked this Museum during several previous visits to Newport. This time we had some extra time during the Winter Festival and so we decided to explore the Museum. The building is a National Landmark. The entrance fee is a voluntary donation and the...More

1  Thank Brandywine2
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We poked around there waiting for the ice sculpture competition to begin during winter festival. Some really cool stuff in there, especially a letter from George Washington, thought provoking. we were the only ones in there so it was nice to take our time and...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My daughter and I wandered around Newport trying to get into some old houses, the Quaker meeting house, etc. All were locked and had signs directing us to the Newport Historical Society. So we went there (old building on Touro St) and were told that...More

Thank Nancy19067
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