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Address: 12 Williams Street, Newport, RI 02848
Phone Number: +1 401-847-0475
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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Beautiful Old Church

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a beautiful church. The priest was easy to hear and understand. We enjoyed his homily very much. There is plenty of parking for mass.

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silver spring, md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

One of the things my wife and I like to do whenever we travel to some new city is to attend mass at the cathedral or other historic church. It's just nice to see a church being used as it was designed to be used. St. Mary's Church is not a cathedral and is fairly small compared to some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Loved it. Father Kris is amazing. Very clear and articulate with lots of wisdom and compassion and truth. Do you want a better idea of who God/Jesus is? This is the place to come. BEAUTIFUL church.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We attended a traditional catholic wedding at this beautiful church. I had expected the interior to have a larger feel to it but was surprised to experience an intimate setting. The pews are small with very straight with a very upright back and hardly any foot room. Even though is was at tight space it added to the overall beauty... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Everyone in Newport knows that St. Mary's is where JFK and Jackie were married, but a visit to St. Mary's is more than a nostalgic experience for die-hard Kennedy fans. The interior of the church is tranquil and beautiful. I often stop by just to sit and admire the stained glass windows and the woodwork. St. Mary's is especially refreshing... More 

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I wanted to respond to "AprMay22" who stated there was a pew fee to attend Mass. I saw a plaque regarding the Kennedy's marriage, but I attended a daily Mass and a Saturday vigil Mass there, and there was no charge. We happened on a time when there was a mission going on by a priest from the MIC's, Marians... More 

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Address: Address: 12 Williams Street, Newport, RI 02848
Phone Number: +1 401-847-0475
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15

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