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Museum of Newport History

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Name Says It All

First, the gift shop alone is worth the visit. We got off the cruise ship and just walked through... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Thomas C
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Interesting Little Museum

Enjoyed this museum. Much information about the founding of the area and the way of life of the... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
mountainmirage
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Asheville, North Carolina
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A good starting point for visitors, this museum uses graphics, historic photographs and audiovisual programs to tell the story of Newport.
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127 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6627
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

As we arrived in Newport we saw the Museum and went in. The Staff is friendly and helpful. The Museum can be visited and you can donate some Money after. You see Documents and other Things from the History of Newport and at the End...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

A small museum of Newport History. Interesting but thought there would be more. The gift shop was interesting - more like a book store - many interesting titles.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

First, the gift shop alone is worth the visit. We got off the cruise ship and just walked through the town, ending up at the museum. We saw a lot of information on the famous families who made their home in Newport and built the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas C
Reviewed January 13, 2019

My husband and I visited in January so we had the entire place to ourselves. Visitors must walk through the first floor gift shop to get to the second floor museum. I think the gift shop has got to be the best one I have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tangohampton
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This small but wonderful museum is upstairs form the gift shop. Make you explore this and not just shop for souvenirs. Nice summary of local history dating from the American Indians to 20th century

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Enjoyed this museum. Much information about the founding of the area and the way of life of the residents. Also had a very nice gift shop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mountainmirage
Reviewed August 20, 2018

A small, but well organized town museum, even though there was no mention of my family which was in Newport as early as about 1650. Small enough to not be overwhelming, you can easily go through it in 30 to 60 minutes or stay longer...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

This museum is a good place to orient oneself for a visit to Newport! We only needed less than hour to see this place. However, it was of interest to us regarding the background of Newport!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank VAChuck
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

The museum of Newport history is small but quite adequate and pretty thorough in its historical review. It's a free little treasure amidst many tourist and clothing shops. Maintaining and appreciating a place's past is important and their donation request is very modest.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Second floor. Small. Free but donations are recommended. I was in and out in 20 minutes or so. Disappointing. It gives a small mention to the original people who lived here but it was really about the history of anglo-euro settlers.

Date of experience: June 2018
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