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Address: 12 Williams Street, Newport, RI 02848
Phone Number: +1 401-847-0475
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Description: A National Historic Landmark and Rhode Island's oldest Catholic Parish...
A National Historic Landmark and Rhode Island's oldest Catholic Parish where the Kennedys were married. Each Tuesday afternoon at 3pm, "Return to Camelot" to re-live the special day of September 12,1953 when Jacqueline Bouvier married then Senator John F. Kennedy. Watch vintage film clips and listen to a live performance of music and song from their wedding ceremony and reception at Hammersmith Farm, Jackie's summer home in Newport.
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Gorgeous Church, welcoming people

Beautiful church! We attended the 11 am mass and appreciated how welcoming all the parishioners were. Beautiful wood and windows and the music was heavenly. But please don't be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Morristown, New Jersey

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church! We attended the 11 am mass and appreciated how welcoming all the parishioners were. Beautiful wood and windows and the music was heavenly. But please don't be like the lady that walked in during service and walk up to the front and snap pictures on her phone then walk out. She won rude tourist of the day award.

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Lockport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

JFK and Jackie O were married here, what else could make this a perfect stop in Newport? Historic, beautifully maintained, and there was Mass, concerts, and special tours daily.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our original intention was to visit a beautiful Church in Newport Rhode Island. We happend to be there on a Sunday where they were showing "Return to Camelot". We took a chance and decided to pay the $15 for the experience. We were all very glad we did. It was a beautiful experience in a very beautiful old Church. Great... More 

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Congers, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stop in to see the lovely church where John and Jackie Kennedy were married. A simple yet elegant church.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband and I attended the Return to Camelot on July 21, 2015. The priest gave a warm welcome and explained the genesis of this video/ photo/ musical experience highlighting the wedding of JFK and Jacqueline Bouvier. A young organist beautifully played selections on the amazing pipe organ while a video featuring interviews with Jackie's now deceased half-brother Yusha Auchincloss.... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We attended the Return to Camelot - a Remembrance of the Kennedy wedding at St. Mary's. Its a musical performance featuring music from the Kennedy wedding held at the church back in 1953. Along with the beautiful music is a fascinating video featuring historic film from the wedding and reception afterwards at Hammersmith Farm in Newport. The pastor, Father Kris,... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

In Newport for the day and having visited the Kennedy Museum and Library earlier in the week, our interest was sparked to visit this Church where the Kennedy wedding took place. The Internet site advised that it was usually open, but sadly that was not the case and hence the marking. However, it was interesting to see the building set... More 

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RIJohn, Guest Relations Manager at St. Mary's Catholic Church, responded to this review

The church is now open to the public every Tuesday from 3-3:45pm for a "Return to Camelot" program that re-lives the special day of September 12, 1953 when Jacqueline Bouvier married then Senator John F. Kennedy at St. Marys, a National Landmark. The presentation features vintage film clips and a live performance of music and song from their wedding ceremony... More 

Long Island NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was completely wowed by the alter, stained glass windows and the organ on the balcony. Loved the history fact of JFK and Jackie's wedding there!

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The church is beautiful and offers a perfect setting for Sunday mass or a quick visit. It has a great community feel about it. It also has a bit of history in its past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The stonework, the tall stained glass windows and typical Church architecture for it's time brings such a peaceful prescence when you enter when it's empty and it comes to life during Mass. Be sure to come early during tourist season - very little parking on the streets and the curch is packed. This is where JFKennedy married Jackie and where... More 

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