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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...more
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12 William St, Newport, RI 02840-3307
+1 401-847-0475
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolutely beautiful building, with gentleman helpers and a humble host. I attended a christening and wished it was my regular parish!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Meredith a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

According to my own historian, this is the oldest church in the state of Rhode Island. We attended mass here just 2 days before Christmas. The homily was spot on. It was about caring for one another and I learned that the priest had vertigo.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Venust
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Visit the church where president JF Kennedy married Jacky . From the harbour it takes only 20 minutes by foot to get there . I did on Sunday while religious office was on going.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alainp559
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The church is warm & inviting, captivating with the memorabilia of JFK & Jackie's wedding. It is a very dignified, proper church.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This church is charming, and they offer a once a week recreation of the wedding service of the Kennedys. Unfortunately I missed because the website had a different time however some very helpful guide gave me a copies of their wedding invitation and a brochure...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patricia032
Reviewed October 16, 2018

It was interesting due to the fact that the Kennedys were married in this church. Very nice inside but not very memorable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank H W
Reviewed October 14, 2018

St Mary's is a beautiful, classic Catholic church that has some lovely history, to include JFK's wedding to Jackie.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretk300
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Very welcomed when we visited. Parking, get there well before, or prepare for a walk, Mass starts promptly! A feast for the heart and soul!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kathrynlB2890IY
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is the church where JFK married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. On Tuesdays through Oct 23, 2018, there is a one-hour presentation of "Return to Camelot" featuring a film montage, live pipe organ music and narration. Visitors are given the opportunity to kneel on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Beautiful old church, interior and exterior. Look inside verifies why the Kennedy's (John F and Jackie) were married here. Worth a quick visit or attend mass.

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 23, 2017|
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Response from RIJohn | Property representative |
During the summer, the church is only open on Tuesday's from 3-4pm for the return to Camelot program and on Sundays at 3pm for an organ recital. Thank you for your interest
July 7, 2017|
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Response from RIJohn | Property representative |
Due to security and safety concerns, the church is only open during mass times, for the Sundays in Summer afternoon organ concerts at 3pm and the Return to Camelot - a remembrance of the Kennedy wedding - each Tuesday at 3pm... More
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Response from rhodyjan | Reviewed this property |
St. Mary's is a Catholic Church. Not a cabin or hotel