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Newport Historical Society Walking Tours

127 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6627
+1 401-846-0813
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Interesting intro to Newport History

If you want a quick history lesson about Newport this is a decent place to start. The tour was... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Colonial walking tour

Took the tour today. Tour guide seemed forgetful. Not much information and some of it incorrect... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
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127 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6627
+1 401-846-0813

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

If you want a quick history lesson about Newport this is a decent place to start. The tour was scheduled to be 90 minutes but took a little longer. The guide seemed very knowledgeable but was a little dry and hard to stay on track....More

Thank Suetime
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Took the tour today. Tour guide seemed forgetful. Not much information and some of it incorrect. Not worth the money.

Thank mgpc1
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We took a one-hour walking tour that stretched beyond as we ended up in the Common Burying Ground/Cemetery looking at graves of slaves and free African Americans. This tour begins on Thames St. and continues around 17th, 18th and 19th century homes and churches in...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Walking tours can be hit and miss. The walking tours provided by Newport Historical Society and Newport Restoration Foundation are a knockout. There is much more to Newport, Rhode Island than just the gilded mansions of the wealthy. This rich history is brought to life...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Our tour guide was a wealth of information and made Newport really come alive historically. Everyone learned more about Newport than they anticipated even family who lived nearby. I would go back on the same tour again because there was so much to take in....More

2  Thank Lynn60726
Reviewed August 26, 2016

We searched diligently for large group activities (25 adults), and found one in the Newport Historical Society's "Colonial Newport" walking tour. Our guide (Pat?) knew her history, along with the legends and lesser known facts. She was conscientious of finding shady spots for our stops,...More

1  Thank MrsT107
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Our guide was so knowledgeable and explained such different pieces of history than your typical tour.

Thank Darrell Anne D
Reviewed May 5, 2016

We have visited Newport many years in mid-April and many of the attractions are not open. We happened on these walking tours last year and did the Gilded to Golden tour. This year the tour that was offered was Rogues and Scoundrels. Last year we...More

1  Thank Saxeygirl
Reviewed August 15, 2015

We actually visited this location but the building was under renovation. The Head of the Newport Historical Society took time out from his renovation (they were painting) to tell us about the Newport History and the activities of the Historical Society. They take great pride...More

1  Thank LKWendel
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our guide, a young redhead, was just fantastic. She was full of interesting facts as we walked through town. Wish I could remember her name, as she was just the best! This tour was the highlight of our time in Newport. Our tour of Colonial...More

Thank travelrab
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