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“Saint Mary's”

St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston
Ranked #23 of 115 things to do in Newport
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Norwood, New Jersey
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“Saint Mary's”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

When we vacation, we love to look at old churches. St. Mary's is a gorgeous church that one can find so much to see. The beautiful stained glass windows, the old wood throughout the church and the building itself is so interesting. We were lucky enough to find it open on Tuesday before we were leaving to go home.

Visited February 2012
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“President Kennedy and Jackie married here”
Reviewed August 28, 2007

St Mary's Catholic Church located on Memorial Blvd is an interesting, historical church to see. John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married in St. Mary's Church in Newport on September 12, 1953. It has a lovely interior in the style of second period Gothic architecture. The Saturday evening Mass is well attended by tourists and locals alike. If you attend Mass you can walk up to two very good italian restaurants: Sardellas and Puerini's. Both are right next to each other on Memorial Blvd. Note there is free parking at the church during Mass times but the gates are locked after the Mass so you must move your car out of the parking lot.

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