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Touro Synagogue

85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
+1 401-847-4794
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very interesting

Not a tour but a verbal history of the Synagogue and the Newport area. Very interesting and our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
berk201606
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Ocean, New Jersey
Highlight of two days in Newport

This is fascinating on many levels. Interesting building, interesting history including a famous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim-from-Salem
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Salem, Massachusetts
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Dedicated in 1763, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a tour but a verbal history of the Synagogue and the Newport area. Very interesting and our guide was very informative.

Thank berk201606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is fascinating on many levels. Interesting building, interesting history including a famous letter from George Washington. There is a visitor center with good background information. Our tour guide was excellent in telling the story of the Jews in Newport and the history of the...More

Thank Jim-from-Salem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The synagogue is very small and doesn't take long but well worth it.So interesting we had a speaker for about 20 minutes and he was very good ,really learned alot about Rhode Isand and religion (not just Jewish religion).Can alway learn something new about the...More

Thank lucy55newyork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the oldest continually operating synagogue in America. The history is fascinating as told first by the small museum where you wait for your guided tour of the tiny synagogue itself. Lots of information, fascinating look into the history. And the tiny garden is...More

Thank aliast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely woman give a very informative talk about the long, long history of the synagogue. It is must do while in Newport.

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our synagogue's group visited Newport mainly to visit the Touro Synagogue. Excellent visitor's center in a separate building, awesome building; excellent guide explained the building and answered everyone's questions.

Thank William Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of Touro Synagogue was very fascinating, especially since out tour guide was so informed and knew the answer to every question. The history is truly amazing. We also went on the walking tour which was worth the time spent. And again the tour...More

Thank Bonnie G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

On Sundays they offer a walking tour of Jewish Colonial Newport that is exceedingly well done and research. Excellent use of your time.

Thank Anonymous652
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The Touro synagogue is beautiful and is of great historical significance. There is a minyan three times a day currently as this is the busy tourist season. This is a must to see in Newport

Thank rochelleg709
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Excellent guide explained the origins of the synogogue. He tied inthe development ofthe synogogue with the history of Newport and of America.

Thank Slumdog2015
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mittelman
26 April 2017|
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Response from Bobbie W | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to call the synagogue or see if hours are listed on their website.
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ruben2121
15 January 2017|
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Response from Meryle C | Property representative |
Yes we are open for tours on Sunday, January 15th from 12-2 with the last tour at 1:30. Our visitors center opens at 11:30 and closes at 2:30. Entrance fees range from $8-$12 with no charge for children 13 and younger.
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Shimon A
7 August 2016|
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Response from ElvisMem | Reviewed this property |
Visitors Center opens at 9:30 with first tour at 10 am. Tours last 30 minutes. Enjoy.
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