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Newport - Cultural

 

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The Breakers
Ranked #1 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Museums

The most impressive of the Newport mansions, this 13-acre estate received its name from the cherished view of waves crashing against rocks. The Italian Renaissance summer... more »

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Ranked #2 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
French-style mansion built for coal magnate Edward Berwind.
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Ranked #3 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Tours
Owner description: Gansett Cruises - Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises and Private Charters from Newport Harbor, Rhode Island. Cruise in Comfort... more » Owner description: Gansett Cruises - Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises and Private Charters from Newport Harbor, Rhode Island. Cruise in Comfort Aboard M/V Gansett and enjoy a 90 minute narrated harbor tour with a complimentary Rhode Island taste treat. On your Gansett cruise you'll break away from the typical rushed harbor tour to offer a quiet, relaxing and delightful historic cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay's East Passage on our comfortably cushioned and sun-shaded deck, or our top 'sunny side' deck. Our guides are enthused to share the legends and rich history of the famous "city by the sea" - home of the legendary America's Cup 12 meter boats and gilded-age mansions. « less
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Ranked #4 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Hiking Trails; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
A scenic 3.5 mile walkway that borders the back lawn of The Breakers and many other Newport mansions.
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Ranked #5 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites
This Newport mansion is famous for its ample use of marble in the interior.
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Ranked #6 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
Dedicated in 1762, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
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Ranked #7 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Scenic Drives
Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.
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Ranked #8 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: Visitors are awestruck by this grand mansion, modeled after a French palace and used in the films "High Society" and "The... more » Owner description: Visitors are awestruck by this grand mansion, modeled after a French palace and used in the films "High Society" and "The Great Gatsby." « less
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Ranked #9 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
A Newport church where George Washington once attended.
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Ranked #10 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites
Newport mansion built in 1852.
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Ranked #11 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Built as a Gothic Revival vacation home for a Georgia planter, the home is a National Historic Landmark. The home includes... more » Owner description: Built as a Gothic Revival vacation home for a Georgia planter, the home is a National Historic Landmark. The home includes glass bricks designed by the famous stained-glass artist, Tiffany. « less
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Ranked #12 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites
Society dedicated to the preservation of 9 of Newport's mansions.
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Ranked #13 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Libraries; Art Galleries; Gardens; Historic Sites
Dating back to 1750, this is the oldest subscription library in the United States.
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Ranked #14 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Tours
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Ranked #15 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites
Home of Issac Bell on Newport's Bellevue Avenue is one of the best examples of shingle-style architecture in America.
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Ranked #16 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Religious Sites
Well-known church in Newport where John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy were married in 1953.
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Ranked #17 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #18 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: The Whitehorne House features some of the best examples of Newport and Rhode Island furniture from the late 18th century.... more » Owner description: The Whitehorne House features some of the best examples of Newport and Rhode Island furniture from the late 18th century. View examples of work by craftsmen from the renowned Townsend and Goddard workshops, including John Townsend’s own desk.. Known as cabinetmakers, these craftsmen created some of the most highly regarded examples of American furniture. Enjoy this remarkable collection in a completely furnished Federal-style mansion along Newport’s waterfront. « less
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Ranked #19 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #20 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Educational Sites

Salve Regina University is a private institution founded by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy in 1947 and has an enrollment of about 2,500 students today.  Now well-known for the... more »

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Ranked #21 of 24 Cultural in Newport
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Ranked #22 of 24 Cultural in Newport
Category: Historic Sites; Castles

BELCOURT CASTLE is the former summer cottage of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, son of the famous August Belmont, the King of Fifth Avenue. Oliver commissioned the  chateau-style... more »

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Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites
Located in Newport on Washington Square it was once the center of government.
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Category: Performances
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