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“Meloncholy”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Trinity Church

Trinity Church
Ranked #29 of 109 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A Newport church where George Washington once attended.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Meloncholy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

Makes me think about how difficult it was back then to live.

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United States
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“personal tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

Incredible church, rich with history. Excellent tour, and lovely brochure. A must for everyone, regardless of background.

Visited April 2012
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Very Old...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Gorgeous Church. Very historic having been frequented by the like of George Washington. However, if you're looking to have a wedding here, know that it's like $2,000 just to walk in the door,

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Providence, Rhode Island
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21 reviews
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“Beautiful example of classic New England colonial church architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

I grew up with this church as a part of my life since my grandfather was the sexton here. When I returned this past summer for a tour for the first time in something like thirty years, it was just as I remembered it (except it wasn't Grandpa conducting the tour!). The interior is beautiful, simple New England colonial architecture, dominated by the unique wineglass pulpit and suspended sounding board that negates the need for electronic amplification for the minister's sermons. Until the American Revolution, it was a Church of England congregation (and during the French occupation of Newport in 1781, it served as a field hospital and horse stables - at separate times - for French forces fighting to drive the British from Newport). After the war, George Washington visited the church as a symbolic gesture of reconciliation and worshiped in a specially designated pew when the congregation became Episcopal. It is steeped in history and it's steeple dominates the skyline of the Newport waterfront and it should not be missed by anyone touring the city.

Visited August 2011
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Newport, Rhode Island
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“Yes...do visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

It's free.....beautiful inside .......!!.......and out.
It can be a short visit.....but little or no parking.....so tie it in with a neighborhood walk or visit to Touro Park or Synogogue....that are is just oozing with history

Visited August 2011
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