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“Not so impressed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Samuel Whitehorne House

Samuel Whitehorne House
416 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #37 of 66 attractions in Newport
Columbia, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Not so impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Although it does have some nice pieces of furniture, they are not pieces you could not see in other/better historic homes. It really just focuses on the furniture, not the family, etc. You are handed a booklet explaining the pieces of furniture in each room. If you have time to kill, I guess it's something to do, but I wouldn't carve out time to do it...many other things to do in Newport.

Visited June 2013
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Malvern, PA
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“A secret gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

The Samuel Whitehorne house is a hidden gem in Newport. Not only does it feature John Townsend's own desk (and what fun to see what he crafted for his own pleasure and utility!) but all the other rooms have exquisite Newport pieces in them, as well as beautiful silver, wallpapers, paintings and textiles. It is a small house museum packed with a big punch. We were there in April, so the gardens were not up and running, but it appeared that there was a pretty little parterre garden in the rear of the house.

Visited April 2012
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