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Address: 12 William St, Newport, RI 02840-3307
Phone Number: +1 401-847-0475
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Return to Camelot

This event was a wonderful compilation of history! The church itself is gorgeous and being there going through the Kennedy's wedding was a magical experience. Sitting in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This event was a wonderful compilation of history! The church itself is gorgeous and being there going through the Kennedy's wedding was a magical experience. Sitting in the church, watching real footage of their wedding and hearing the organist play songs from their wedding day made for an authentic experience. The presentation was under an hour - perfect amount of... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We purchased tickets to hear about the 1953 wedding of Jackie Bouvier to Jack Kennedy. We saw a film as well as Heard live organ music and singing which detailed this Wedding. The priest presented this beautiful wedding story In a charming, sometimes humorous way. It was about one hour Long and just a pleasant break from walking all those... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this special event... What a beautiful experience! The Church is breathtaking! I highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended 5:15 Saturday mass yesterday. It's a gorgeous, old church. Beware ...there is no AC, no fans and for some reason didn't have any open windows. I understand an old church not having AC, but open some windows.

Thank MaD64
Interlaken, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were diappointed that the church was closed both times we went to visit. I later read on the website that they are only open in the morning. I wish it would have been posted outside the church.

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RIJohn, Parishioner at St. Mary's Catholic Church, responded to this review

Due to security concerns, St. Mary's is open only for weekday masses at 7:30am, Saturday mass at 5:15pm and Sunday from 8am until noon for masses (plus weddings and funerals and special events, such as the Return to Camelot presentation). More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gothic architecture of St. Mary's is similar to many Catholic churches and is lovely, but it was the program and movie about John Kennedy and Jackie's wedding which was held here in 1953, that was the draw for me. The DVD that was shown, was pleasantly interrupted by the pastor who added insights to the video. He also fielded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous church! Amazing architecture and the stain glass windows are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Mass was traditional on a Sunday with a vocalist and awesome pipe organ accompaniment. Fun fact ; JFK & Jackie were married here!

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much interesting history to this beautiful building ! The caretaker( tour guide) was wonderful, sweet and so very knowledgeable. Don't remember her name but she was working on August 11th , about 1:30 and had a picture taken by pew 60. Perhaps that will ring a bell with her and get her the accolades she deserves !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on St Marys by chance on one of our walks it's a lovely Church we didn't know until we got inside that it was the Church where JFK & Jackie Lee Bouvier had got married & we were lucky enough to pick up a souvenir copy of their wedding invite. if your passing pop in & have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is so beautiful that I found myself staring at the ceiling, pipe organ and gorgeous stained glass rather than focusing on Mass. People were extremely friendly.

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