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Address: Queen Anne Square, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 846-0660
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A Newport church where George Washington once attended.

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Fabulous, historic and vibrant spiritual community

Any history buff or religiously inclined person will want to visit! Stunning presence and architecture

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Irving S
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Newport, Rhode Island

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Any history buff or religiously inclined person will want to visit! Stunning presence and architecture

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Paid a small fee to have a very interesting tour of the interior of Trinity church. Excellent history lesson on the Trinity church families of Newport of old.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This church was chartered in 1698 as Church of England; the present building (based on C. Wren plans) was built by a local carpenter as there were no church architects in the young colonies at that time. Box pews, the only triple-decker, free standing pulpit in America, a pipe organ from 1733, Tiffany windows, are just a few of the... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Our guide knew EVERYTHING about the church....his talk was interesting to my wife and I but our teenagers got a bit bored after a while. Much history here...the building itself, the cemetery, the famous visitors (sit where the Queen sat!) Recommended.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Stunning church to visit inside. For $5 you can tour it Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. (til Nov 1, 2015) Had a very informative tour guide. You will not regret taking a half hour or so to look through this beautiful church.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Tiffany stained-glass windows; one of only a couple wine goblet-shaped pulpits in the U.S.; George Washington, Queen Elizabeth, Bishop Tutu, Bill and Hillary Clinton all attended service here (you can sit in the same box too); pipe organ was re-assembled by Johann Pacelbel's son, who served as the church's organist for a year or two. Rumor has it that George... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We stopped in to see the interior of this very old Episcopal Church, and we were delighted to have an excellent tour guide. (There is a small fee.) He was able to tell us about the Tiffany stain glass windows, the social strata of Newport as evidenced by who owned which boxes, and the history of the church and cemetery.... More 

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Just to walk around and look at all the old headstones was interesting the dates go all the way back to 1800s

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We were there well past 2pm, so I don't think the operating hours posted here are correct...not sure. Interesting and quick.

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Northern Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

An historic old church, with the individual boxes for the long-dead parishioners. Lots of history here, and an interesting place for a wedding. Can be quite hot in summer, though.

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