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Touro Synagogue

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Address: 85 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-4794
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10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Description: Dedicated in 1762, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.

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Loved visiting this oldest synagogue in the U.S. Our tour guide was very aware aware of his audience and played to our interests. I found the tourist center of the synagogue to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting this oldest synagogue in the U.S. Our tour guide was very aware aware of his audience and played to our interests. I found the tourist center of the synagogue to be excellent and it appealed to me and my parents. Loved it from American history and Jewish history perspectives.

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Elmsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the experience. It gave me new information about a period in history when much was new in this country.

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit regardless of your religious affiliation. It's part of our history. It's wonderfully maintained and a very interesting place to visit. The visitors' center explains the history, and the guide will tells a wonderful story. You will enjoy!

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South Salem, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

They don't let you look inside unless you pay $12 for the tour. I didn't have time for a tour. All I wanted to do was look inside to see the space. The woman giving tours told me that if i wanted to see inside I should come back for the service at 8pm. It says this is a functioning... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great piece of American Jewish history. A gem of a stop. Do not miss this place. Take the tour. Walk the gtrounds as well.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The building is perfectly preserved, the visitor center is very well done and informative and the tour friendly but could be a bit longer and more informative.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Amazing story of the oldest synagogue in America...colonial architecture and very interesting history

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Unique because of it's history,architecture,purpose, and endurance. I've been hundreds of times. I live abroad now but every time I return to Newport I visit Touro. It has a very special place in my heart.

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RHODE ISLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

this was started by the Jewish people who came mostly from Spain and the building is kept in great repair by the current membership. A great place for anyone of any faith to visit. George Washington's letter to the synagogue is posted.

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We arrived at the Loeb visitor center at about 11:45. When we checked in, the next scheduled tour was in 15 minutes, making it very convenient. The visitor center is very comfortable and informative, and the videos upstairs truly bring the Colonial Days to life. The bathrooms were spotless as well. Our tour "guide" was Linda - although she was... More 

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Additional Information about Touro Synagogue

Address: 85 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-4794
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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