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Touro Synagogue

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

The Touro Synagogue is excellent as a tourist sight, but also beautiful in what it represents... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Sharon, Massachusetts
Intriguing glimpse into religious history

Loved learning about the Jewish community and history of religious freedom. If you are there on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
NYCBizCoach
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New York City, New York
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Dedicated in 1763, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Touro Synagogue is excellent as a tourist sight, but also beautiful in what it represents. Very few synagogues in the United States have the length of history that this one does.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved learning about the Jewish community and history of religious freedom. If you are there on Sunday do the walkingg tour.

Thank NYCBizCoach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour starts at a fabulous visitor center that provides an engaging history of religious tolerance in the colonies, especially the special prominence that Newport, George Washington and this synagogue played in solidifying religious freedom. In the synagogue building itself, the guide provides even more history...More

Thank Alan4B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone to many museums and taken many tours. The tour leader, Lew, was the best ever. He gave us a true understanding of this synagogue's history, the history of Newport and the history of Jewish immigration. Everyone shoud visit this historical place and...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Synagogue is a surprisingly moving place to visit. First it doesn't look like a place of worship from the outside. On the inside it is a beautiful place to sit and meditate. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and had a nice way...More

Thank Wil012014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quick stop taught us as much about the history of Newport while learning about the history of this synagogue and the Jews of Newport. Spend 10 -15 minutes before the tour reading about the history of the synagogue located upstairs from ticket office. Bring...More

Thank whenzuc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came with kids and enjoyed a presentation about the history of this wonderful Synagogue.. Kids enjoyed it as well.

Thank Marinka22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not being jewish it probably didn't impress me as much as some others might be but the history of the synagogue was fascinating

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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
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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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