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Address: Newport Visitor & Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 847-6921
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I didn't realize there was so much history in Newport. The driver/tour guide was so informative and funny. He was a great driver, which is important when you're riding with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Hattie S
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eastampton

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eastampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I didn't realize there was so much history in Newport. The driver/tour guide was so informative and funny. He was a great driver, which is important when you're riding with someone for an hour and a half. Make sure you bring money for a tip. There is a basket in the front of the trolley. It was well deserved! I... More 

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Morton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had driven the route, but decided to take the tour to learn more about the area and were not disappointed. She was friendly, funny and informative. Suggest you consider your first day.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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151 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Lucked out that additional tour times had been added because of our cruise ship arrival. Anne was an excellent guide, gave us lots of historical details about we were seeing. After 1 1/2 hours though one could get tired of all the details. Note this is an old trolley, with small decorated windows which may interfere with picture taking. Also... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Very interesting. Our tour driver was great and very knowledgeable about the city. Well worth the money.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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108 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We road this trolley around Newport as the driver gave a description of the major sites as we passed them. These included things like the church where Jackie O and Jack Kennedy were married, the fort, Eisenhower's place, various mansions (old and new), ..... For an additional fee, you could also tour one of the gilded age museums - we... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Pat was our tour guide on the trolley as was embarked on our journey to explore the city of Newport. His knowledge and candor were refreshing. Not scripted, not canned, he imparted his wealth of information to us in a very enjoyable way. When he picked us up from The Breakers mansion tour, we asked about dinner recommendations, of which... More 

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Merrillville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good narration and they make a few scenic stops for photo opportunities. They go past downtown and all the mansions, including the Carey Mansion, of which the exterior was used in the opening of The Dark Shadows television series. What I didn't like is that it was a cool day outside and they had air conditioning on the trolley. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We took the tour our first day. It was very informative and interesting ti learn about the town and the history. You could drive yourself around but you would miss the little tidbits the tour guide shares. It helped us decide on what we wanted to see during our visit.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This 1.5 hr tour provides an excellent orientation to the history of Newport and explains how Newport went from one of the 5 top US ports thru the Gilded Age and on to its current tourism and boating based economy. Our guide Ann was articulate and knowledgeable and we left the tour with a sense of what it was like... More 

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Bradley, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Our driver Jim was very informative and we saw so many things. I'm very glad the visitor center recommended the tour. It helps to do this first so you can get a feel of the lay out of the city. Bonus was the cost for off season. Definitely a must do

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Address: Newport Visitor & Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 847-6921
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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