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Touro Synagogue

72 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2931
+1 401-847-4794
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Great piece of History

The Synagogue is the oldest Synagogue in North American. There is 12 large Columns inside... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jan S
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nice visit

beautiful services on friday night and saturday. very friendly group, met alot of interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bigkal
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Dedicated in 1763, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (26 reviews)
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72 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2931
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+1 401-847-4794
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"religious freedom"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Synagogue is the oldest Synagogue in North American. There is 12 large Columns inside representing Israel. It is in the Historical part of Newport RI. There is an entrance fee of $12 per adult or $10 for seniors. You are given an interesting talk...More

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed yesterday

beautiful services on friday night and saturday. very friendly group, met alot of interesting people from a variety of backgrounds

Thank bigkal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are visiting from Scotland were told by other Scotsmen to visit this synagogue when in Newport. This is a must see for those who are interested in The Jewish people in the USA. Lou, our docent was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a good...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visitor center is a great way to learn the really interesting history of the Jewish experience and history in Rhode Island. A good lesson about true religious freedom and tolerance that all should see.

1  Thank raizen
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

This is a most beautiful building inside, with a history that too few are familiar with. The visitor center is a top-notch educational facility, and the guided tour--though it covers most of the same ground--is excellent.

2  Thank Werner L
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

One of Rhode Island's only Nat'l Park/historic sites. Our tour guide was fantastic ... even the kids were attentive! The rich history is fascinating and the guide is the only way to go.

4  Thank Courtney D
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

As a first generation Australian Jew, I found the story of this community and Synagogue very interesting. The historical events linked with this community were surprising and lovely. I’m so glad we changed our arrangements so that we could visit on Sunday and not miss...More

2  Thank Lynette K
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Having lived in RI I had been several times but to go again and see it through the eyes of someone who had never been there was so wonderful. This synagogue and all its history represents what America was founded on.. one of our basic...More

1  Thank Grammaroz
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Our docent, Linda, was very informative about the synagogue and its history. The museum at the Loeb center is very informative. Walk up the street & check out the cemetery.

1  Thank NittanyLion70
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We spent yesterday visiting mansions and reliving the guilded age but our trip to Newport was complete after visiting Touro synagogue. This is where we were reminded of what our country really represents to Jews and non- Jews - freedom from religious persecution. This is...More

Thank shiloh2010
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cwduo
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Lynette K | Reviewed this property |
We drove to the synagogue as part of a day trip from Providence. We bought the tour on arrival. Make sure you check the website and go when it’s open!
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mittelman
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Bobbie W | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to call the synagogue or see if hours are listed on their website.
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ruben2121
January 14, 2017|
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Response from Meryle C | Property representative |
Yes we are open for tours on Sunday, January 15th from 12-2 with the last tour at 1:30. Our visitors center opens at 11:30 and closes at 2:30. Entrance fees range from $8-$12 with no charge for children 13 and younger.
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