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Touro Synagogue

85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
+1 401-847-4794
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A tour for everyone

The oldest still in use synagogue in America. Rich in history that was perfectly explained by our... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2016
Andy Z
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Parsippany, New Jersey
Enlightened Simplicity and Profound History

At a glance the building is modest and unassuming and in the off season it's only open for a visit... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
Michael D
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85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

The oldest still in use synagogue in America. Rich in history that was perfectly explained by our tour guide. The Touro synagogue played an important historical part in the formation of our country. No matter your faith, this a must see in Newport.

Thank Andy Z
Reviewed November 15, 2016

At a glance the building is modest and unassuming and in the off season it's only open for a visit one day a week (Sunday). Plan carefully as this is a must-not-miss sight in Newport, and in the United States as a whole. Established in...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This perfectly restored chapel, dating to the mid-1700's, is a living congregation and a museum. The synagogue's claim to fame as the country's first synagogue is deepened by hearing the remarkable letter to the congregation from George Washington, a foundational statement of freedom of religion....More

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Reviewed November 2, 2016

A visit to the Touro Synagogue should not be missed! The synagogue has expanded to include a beautiful visitor center where there are lovely and very informative displays and a film. There is also a pretty garden. The synagogue itself is beautiful in its simplicity....More

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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We specifically went to Newport to see the synagogue. The tour guide was very informative. The displays in the visitor center also give information about the synagogue and the individuals that founded and were members. It is still used today as a place of worship...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Tour of this important historic site was terrific. The synagogue and its history is very interesting. Recommend checking ahead of time for times of tours.

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

We came here because my mother wanted to see it but was glad we came. The synagogue itself is beautiful and quaint and the tour gave you a brief but very informative history of the synagogue and its congregation. If you are in Newport, it's...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I've never been in a synagogue before. This one has such great history. The staff was informative and very friendly. Well worth a visit.

Thank pattinog1
Reviewed October 12, 2016

The tour guide was very informed about the history of the Hebrew community in Newport and the history of Touro Synagogue. They allowed for pictures to be taken but not all areas are accessible.

Thank Kenji700
Reviewed September 29, 2016

The synagogue and visitors center offered great insight to Jewish life and culture in Rhode Island. Besides being the oldest synagogue in America, the Touro is also where George Washington maintained that religious freedom in this Country is unequivocal and not merely not merely tolerated

Thank Michael M
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mittelman
Will a tour be available on the Friday and Sunday following Shavuot on June 2nd & 4th?
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
What is the cost for the tour and are tours available tomorrow Jan 15th.
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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Shimon A
When is the synagogue open for tours tomorrow? We would really like to come by before we depart.
August 6, 2016|
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Response from ElvisMem | Reviewed this property |
Visitors Center opens at 9:30 with first tour at 10 am. Tours last 30 minutes. Enjoy.
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