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Trinity Church

Queen Anne Square, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-0660
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Ranked #12 of 66 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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TN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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43 helpful votes 43 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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35 helpful votes 35 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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Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The beauty and simplicity of this church are remarkable, and some of its features (pulpit, altar) are unique. And, the rector gives a fine sermon!

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Mims
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a church frequented by our first president, George Washington when he was anywhere in the area. Beautiful inside and outside. The rector is a friendly and helpful person who obviously loves her job.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Beautiful, distinctive and historic church with members who love to share it with others. Look for the Tiffany windows and give a donation to help them keep it up.

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