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Trinity Church

Queen Anne Square, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-0660
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Ranked #12 of 67 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking
Description: A Newport church where George Washington once attended.
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Dunedin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The church has such great history. We had a very knowledgeable docent, who provided a fantastic tour. Glad we stopped in.

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Huntington, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Don't just take the tour, visit on a Sunday and attend the worship service. The service is meaningful especially when you pause to think about just how many have worshipped there and for how many years others have sat where you are sitting. Enjoy the physical building during the service and make sure to note some of the nautical "touches"... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a Newport landmark and can be seen from the harbor as you approach the city from the sea. It is one of the most beautifully preserved colonial churches in New England. The graveyard is worth the visit with many famous people buried here. George Washington himself attended services here. Friendly guides.

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TN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The towering steeple through the trees gives one a feeling that a small country church rests behind the greenery. The closer we walked, the better views, photos and angles we viewed. Many various views of this structure speaks to the grandeur of this white, wood clad historical church. The history runs deeply. Inside, one could pause, reflect and think through... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is the oldest Episcopalian church in RI and it's history goes back to 1693. There is a tour guide to tell you the history of the building and show you around. Of special interest are the stained glass windows. We also liked looking around the church cemetary because of the age

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Trinity church is a beautiful old structure with an amazing history. For a small donation a member of the current day congregation gives a tour adjusted to whatever the visitor would like to hear, in depth or a short version.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Beautiful Episcopal church in the center of Newport, built in 1726. In front of the church is a small graveyard, stones with various descriptions, and early remains of some structures. Definitely attend a Sunday service!

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concord
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Check out the church President Kennedy got married in. Very pretty, nice park in front and lots of pretty flowers.

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Oakland, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We popped in to Trinity Church during the day while walking downtown because it was Easter and I wanted to see the location made (semi) famous by Moonrise Kingdom. What a magnificent, historical location. The grounds, as well, were peaceful and serene, and we spent some time reading the centuries-old tombstones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I was in total awe when I first looked up Queen Anne Square, and saw the magnificent spire of Trinity Church. The church , built in 1726 is the model for most all spired churches thru out New England. On the interior of this beautiful structure you will find a 'Wineglass' pulpit, which is possibly the only one left in... More

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