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Address: 12 Williams Street, Newport, RI 02848
Phone Number: +1 401-847-0475
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A National Historic Landmark and Rhode Island's oldest Catholic Parish...

A National Historic Landmark and Rhode Island's oldest Catholic Parish where the Kennedys were married.

Each Tuesday afternoon at 3pm, "Return to Camelot" to re-live the special day of September 12,1953 when Jacqueline Bouvier married then Senator John F. Kennedy. Watch vintage film clips and listen to a live performance of music and song from their wedding ceremony and reception at Hammersmith Farm, Jackie's summer home in Newport.

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Great church to visit!

I'm not a Catholic but this is one of the best churches in the US to visit. Why? 1. It was the site of JFK's wedding. 2. The parish is one of the oldest in the country... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not a Catholic but this is one of the best churches in the US to visit. Why? 1. It was the site of JFK's wedding. 2. The parish is one of the oldest in the country - dateing back to the 1820s. 3. The church is an architectural gem - grand but not overpowering. 4. The church was founded... More 

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Hudson Valley, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a very hot day, I entered the Church and did not know if I could go in. A very friendly worker told me I can come in as the Church is open to all. Check out Pew # 10. This is where the Kennedy's sat during Services. Interesting how in the old days Pews would be reserved. Upon entering... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

JFK and Jackie were married here. The altar and stained glass are beautiful. We were able to say a prYer, take some pictures and spend some quiet refection in the church.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended weekday daily mass while visiting Newport, since we missed the first of this season's Camelot programs by a mere 5 days. The 'JFK-Jackie wedding revisited in music and more' must be a wonderful tourist activity, but it is only offered in the high season, July and August. Nevertheless, a kind parishioner at the mass who leads some of... More 

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RIJohn, Guest Relations Manager at St. Mary's Catholic Church, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and we're glad you got to visit historic St. Marty's. Regarding the church's hours, there are masses at 7:30am each weekday morning, (except Thursday) and then again for mass on Saturday at 5:15pm and Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11am. During July and August, the Return to Camelot remembrance of the Kennedy wedding is... More 

Altamont, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While sightseeing through the streets of Newport, we decided to stop at St. Mary's because it looked interesting in the brochures. I did not realize until we got to the church that President Kennedy was married here. We would have liked to go inside but the church was closed.

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RIJohn, Guest Relations Manager at St. Mary's Catholic Church, responded to this review

Along with its Gilded Age mansions and legendary America's Cup yachting history, Newport is famously known as the resort city where Jaqueline Bouvier married then Senator John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953 at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Spring St. in Newport. One can now re-live that special day while watching vintage film clips and enjoying a live performance... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and quaint Catholic church which boasts as the home of the JFK and Jackie wedding is definitely worth a stop!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis:were married. Opened in 1948.

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Modesto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent picture ops... history of the Kennedy's, Jackie grew up in Newport. Very pretty church. I don't think it's open for the public as it is a working church.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love the history of Camelot(John and Jackie Kennedy) its a nice to see where they got married. The altar and windows are beautiful, The architecture beautiful. This will only take a few minutes. It is an active Catholic church so be respectful and keep voices down people are praying (at least when I was there)

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Mamou, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely church. Beautiful stained glass. Lovely alter. Wooden pews. Truly enjoyed my time here, and wife loved seeing the church where JFK and Jackie were married.

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