Trinity Church
Trinity Church
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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A Newport church where George Washington once attended.
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Marty Bielicki
Stuart, FL15,352 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This church is easy to locate as its close to the harbor on Queen Anne Square. Trinity Church, built in 1725, is totally made of wood. And if you know Boston, it looks similar to “Old North Church.”

Trinity is not overly large. It has held, though, plenty of famous people. Oral tradition has it that George Washington attended mass in this Episcopalian enclave.

Members of the famous Vanderbilt family attended here while vacationing in Newport. The famous Commodore’s Hazard and Mathew Perry attended Trinity. And, finally, the famous artist, Gilbert Stuart—who painted George Washington—went here to name a few parishioners.

What was real fascinating was seeing the three-tiered wineglass pulpit. It is close to the alter, surrounded by box pews.

Outside is a number of “old” graves—one of whom was a 1780 grave of famous French General, Chevalier de Ternay. The French did help the USA in the American Revolution. By the way, the British did use Trinity Church as a garrison for two years starting in 1776.

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Written November 18, 2019
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Joyce S
Ellicott City, MD80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Friends
While visiting Newport, you must stop by Trinity Church. Trinity Church was built in 1726. It contains a rare "three-tiered pulpit (wineglass or chalice-shaped), Tiffany stained glass, original chandeliers and an organ played by Handel. This is a gorgeous historic building worthy of many photos. The stained glass is outstanding. Be sure to sit in pew box #81 where George Washington would sit during his visits to Trinity Church. Also, Queen Elizabeth sat there. Be sure to look for the "wardens' rods" or "nodding rods" which were used to tap those who fell asleep during colonial services! Visit the church yard and see the interesting grave stones. Trinity Church is a must see during your visit to Newport.
Written September 24, 2012
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JJFerreiraJr
North Attleboro, MA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Couples
I grew up with this church as a part of my life since my grandfather was the sexton here. When I returned this past summer for a tour for the first time in something like thirty years, it was just as I remembered it (except it wasn't Grandpa conducting the tour!). The interior is beautiful, simple New England colonial architecture, dominated by the unique wineglass pulpit and suspended sounding board that negates the need for electronic amplification for the minister's sermons. Until the American Revolution, it was a Church of England congregation (and during the French occupation of Newport in 1781, it served as a field hospital and horse stables - at separate times - for French forces fighting to drive the British from Newport). After the war, George Washington visited the church as a symbolic gesture of reconciliation and worshiped in a specially designated pew when the congregation became Episcopal. It is steeped in history and it's steeple dominates the skyline of the Newport waterfront and it should not be missed by anyone touring the city.
Written March 6, 2012
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knubba
Wellfleet, MA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently attended a choral service at this church and was so amazed that I may just have been converted!

The Requiem was flawless. The choir sand like angels. And the Reverand seated me in what could very well be the most famous pew in the entire church.

The interior is picture perfect. The craftsmanship has stood the test of time. It is not only one of the most interesting churches I've ever been in, but certainly one of the warmest and most welcoming.

If you're ever in Newport, you would be wise to visit this historical church. It's so beautiful, inside and out. And the parishioners are some of the most kind and wonderful Newporters one can come across.

I look forward to my next visit as I'm sure I'll not be disappointed in either the sermon, or the gorgeous choral music coming from above.
Written November 1, 2011
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JonGentry
Providence, RI86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011
Trinity Church is an outstanding historic building designed by Christopher Wren. It has one of the few remaining "three tiered wine glass pulpits" in the country. Graves have interesting inscriptions and names of some you would recognize. An absolute must when in Newport. Picturesque at anytime but my favorite is winter when its snowing and the church is lit with candles. Beautiful!
Written September 12, 2012
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Pnemiller
Kutztown, PA2,193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Trinity Church was built in the 1720s. It is a beautiful old church is a lovely setting a short distance from downtown Newport on Queen Anne Square The church has been visited by George Washington and Queen Elizabeth II. The church can be toured weekdays from about 10 AM to 1 PM (check the schedule to see when it is open). Of interest are the pulpit, the organ, the tablets around the inside of the church and the Tiffany window donated by the Vanderbilt family.
Written June 10, 2006
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Jake23
New Jersey6,837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Beautiful church worth seeing in the center of Newport. It is one of the oldest church built in the United States. An easy spot to visit.
Written November 12, 2022
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Luvs2TravelAnywhere
New York City, NY7,233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
Trinity Church was not opened when we stopped by, but the structure is stunning and surroundings are spiritual. I found church and the parking by reading one of reviews on trip advisor and I'm glad we stopped here!
Written June 18, 2016
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Torte_Sue
Vonore, TN1,498 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
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. In the back of the church, there is the old headstone of a French admiral who died in Newport after helping the Americans gain control of Newport from the British. He was buried in the Trinity graveyard, as there was no Catholic cemetery. His remains are still in the cemetery.
Written September 20, 2015
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DreamSeeker94
Mesa, AZ352 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The staff member gave us a very knowledgeable tour explaining the history of the church and the names of many famous people who have attended services there. The pews are all in boxes, many private. Pretty stained glass and organ.
Written October 27, 2019
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