|What to See & Do in Newport RI|
|There is plenty to see and do in Newport, and in summer lots of people come here to see and do it. Reserve your hotel, motel, inn or bed-&-breakfast room well in advance!|
Here's a map of Newport with major points of interest.
Through the efforts of the Preservation Society of Newport County, many of the marvelous houses we can tour today were preserved. Several other notable houses are privately maintained and open to visitors as well. More...
Historic Houses of Worship
Because Rhode Island allowed so much religious freedom, many religious groups suffering persecution came here in early times. Thus Newport boasts a number of firsts.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame in the Newport Casino (1880) is w here that the first national tennis tournaments were held. Major professional tournaments are played here during June, July, and August. More...
On a peninsula jutting into Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park, named for President John Adams, offers several attractions. The fort's defenses are some of the most impressive in the country. More...
It's great, and there's plenty of it along Thames Street, the wharves, and in the gift shops of the great mansions. More...
One of the best times to visit is in December, when the town and the mansions are lavishly decorated for Christmas, admission lines are short or non-existant, and prices are lower. More...
The Newport History Tours sponsors many 1-1/4-hour walking tours of historic Newport year-round, departing from the Newport Historical Society Museum & Shop at the Brick Market, 127 Thames Street (map). Tours depart weather permitting. Space is limited, so it's good to reserve in advance. More...
You don't necessarily have to take a tour that stops and goes through a mansion, although those are offered as well.