My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There was none of the crowding and pushing found at the mansions. We had a tour guide who knew his information thoroughly. The interaction with a tour guide was much preferred over a head-set and recorded tour. While the opulence of the mansion-life is of some interest, the history told through the Hunter House is by far more fascinating. We learned more in the hour we spent in this modest home than we learned in the giant Breakers mansion. My husband loves the furniture of the Goddard/Townsend families. He was able to learn more about them and their place in Newport than he would have from his books. The tour guide answered numerous questions and brought-up many things we would not have thought about on our own. Mixing his information with what we came in knowing gave us a stronger picture of American history and supplemented our growing knowledge of American antiques.
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