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A fascinating, 90 minute, 1.5 mile walking tour of Historic Newport, RI. Focusing on commerce in the 1700s. From rum distilleries to rope makers, gravestone carvers to slave traders, this tour is a real eye opener and it's all meticulously...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
23 America_s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-848-7281
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Carol has really dug into Newport's pre-revolutionary past. She put tremendous time and effort into developing this tour together, and her passion for Newport and its history is apparent. She also has a knack for makig the history come alive by relating her personal experiences...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

The Gilded Age is but a small part of Newport's long and storied history. Carol brings to life the 17th and 18th century Newport in engrossing narratives, engaging detail, well-researched history, and personal passion. My sister and I loved her tour and hope to go...More

1  Thank JanMcKArlington_VA
Reviewed July 12, 2018

If you are interested in history or colonial architecture, this is the tour for you. Easy walk thru the older parts of town. Stopped at many houses and learned a little history of the owners. Convenient connection with Carol at the cruise port.

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Well paved and thoughtful tour walking through colonial era waterfront. Lots of good history and info. Great guide.

1  Thank madelyni2014
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This tour brings you to the pre-Revolution, colonial era part of town that I wouldn't have even known existed without this tour. It turns out there is more history to Newport than the mansions. Carol clearly does this for the love of it. She's spent...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Carol Miller, our guide, met us at the corner of Long Wharf and America's Cup Avenue adjacent to the cruise ship tenders. The next two hours was a wonderful and engaging walking tour and overview of Newport's colonial and relationship to the present. Carol was...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

If you enjoy historical nuance and curios, well researched facts this is the tour to round out your touring of Newport's colonial begining. Carol has done extensive research to enhance her tour of the "point" with it's famous and not so famous early inhabitants as...More

1  Thank jpatrickr
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

This tour was the highlight of our Newport weekend. Carol is an awesome, knowledgeable, and curious guide. This is a side project for her, which means it's a personal passion. This comes through when you take her tour. She's not a guide being paid $15...More

1  Thank Jade98
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Carol Miller, our guide, kindly picked us up at our hotel and walked us down to the waterfront. She talked about Newport's colonial period, weaving in her own family's multigenerational history there and her time growing up on these streets. She was knowledgeable about many...More

3  Thank michael g
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