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National Museum of American Illustration

Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-851-8949
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Exceptional - Well Worth a Visit

Located in one of the smaller mansions along Newport's mansion row, this museum is very nice and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Not To Be Missed

Utterly fabulous collection and mansion interior. We go once a year as it's like visiting an old... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Jeffrey K
Boston, Massachusetts
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Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-851-8949
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in one of the smaller mansions along Newport's mansion row, this museum is very nice and well wort a visit. Similar to the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia, a successful businessman with a taste for art built an impressive art collection that is housed in...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Utterly fabulous collection and mansion interior. We go once a year as it's like visiting an old friend of whom you never get tired. Not to be missed!

Thank Jeffrey K
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I couldn't wait to revisit this wonderful museum. Since it's only open to the public on Fridays, we made sure that we arranged our vacation so that we could be in Newport on a Friday. I saw much more this trip or perhaps I just...More

Thank Ashford817
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I visited the National Museum of American Illustrations in the spring of 2016 together with my father. It was all together a fantastic experience for both of us. My father has had a long time passion for Norman Rockwell's work and it was a dream...More

1  Thank mmoltzer
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Video to start was a great introduction. Employees were helpful with extra information that wasn't on the cards beside each art piece.

1  Thank Colleen S
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The tour was great and there was enough to look at all day. It is a great collection of the "Golden Age" of Illustration and includes great variety of this work. A great place to study these masterpieces up close and learn. Comprehensive and inspirational...More

2  Thank Brandon S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The guided tour of the museum was quite good, coming from someone who knows very little about American illustrators. The tour is included in the price of admission but check their website for hours. The collection is not large, but it is worth seeing if...More

1  Thank Emera65
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Wonderful! I arranged a visit here at the request of an out-of-state visitor who loves illustration. We went off-season, so we had to arrange the visit over the phone. This was really easy to do. This was a different sort of museum experience. Very personal....More

1  Thank bebegray2017
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

If you love art then you'll love this museum. A wonderful experience and terrific art at a reasonable price. If you go to Newport don't miss this place. You will be over loaded with knowledge like I did. Visit the basement for a great buying...More

1  Thank mecutl
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My primary reason for visiting Newport and Bellevue Ave. was to see the mansions dressed up for the holidays. I had learned about Vernon Court after doing some research on other still-standing homes on Bellevue and was pleased to learn Vernon Court is open as...More

1  Thank bmvarnau
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Joe F
Is any sort of photography permitted?
8 February 2017|
Response from Marina W | Reviewed this property |
You'll have to ask the tour guide for permission.
Are you wheelchair accessible ?
24 April 2015|
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Response from thebirchesgirl | Reviewed this property |
When I was there last, it was wheelchair accessible, however the best way to find out is by contacting them directly. You will certainly enjoy the exhibit should you choose to attend. All the best.