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Touro Synagogue

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Dedicated in 1763, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
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72 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2931
+1 401-847-4794
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Be sure to give yourself time to explore the visitors center. The docent was informative and the experience was very educational.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NancyGail
Reviewed 6 days ago

No matter your religious affiliation, visiting this oldest operating Jewish synagogue in the USA is a treat. The original building and items have withstood time and still in use by observers of the faith. 30 minutes is all the time you need to visit, learn...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HW W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, informative visitors center. Beautiful garden approaching the building. Fascinating, informative and at time even funny presentation by Lew, the guide.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an important part of Jewish and American history. Beautifully kept and very informative guides

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was terrific on teaching the history of religious freedom of Rhode Island and Newport. Very interesting to see the synagogue and learn of its place in Newport then and now. Interesting museum upstairs-don't miss it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SnMBec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to take the 30 minute "guided" tour. Our tour guide, Linda, was phenomenal, and rally made the visit "come alive". The history of the synagogue is fascinating, and Linda told it like a story.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JCLA2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Touro Synagogue is the second oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. A very important historical site that would be of interest to anyone interested in history. You can take at tour of the synagogue, but since dates and hours can vary it is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent several days in Newport and enjoyed much of what the city has to offer: mansions, a sunset sail, the Cliff Walk, etc. Most of us felt that the visit to the Touro Synagogue was a highlight of our time in Newport. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jackg641
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an important historical site for all Americans, not just the Jewish community. Rhode Island was a colony with religious freedom for all, and all were welcome. George Washington visited here( not known to have slept here though). Visitors’ center small but interesting and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Touro Synagogue is a "must see" for anyone interested in American history, religious history, and architectural history. Our guide, Tessa, did a great job of summarizing what is a complicated and long history, of the building and also the congregation. The adjacent Loeb Visitor...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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April 10, 2019|
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Response from nancypH6606EN | Reviewed this property |
Beginning April 28th, they are open Sundays through Fridays from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Prior to April 28th, they are only open on Sundays from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Other than that, you may attend services on Friday evening (7 pm... More
June 3, 2018|
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Response from 732lynettek | 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!
April 25, 2017|
Response from bobbiew264 | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to call the synagogue or see if hours are listed on their website.