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Museum of Newport History

Visitors interested in history will find the Museum of Newport History an excellent place to begin a sojourn in the city. The museum offers a comprehensive overview utilising the decorative arts, artefacts of everyday life, graphics, old photographs and audio-visual programmes to bring the past to life. The museum is maintained by the Newport Historical Society and is housed in a restored 1772 building in Thames Street (off Touro Street). Highlights are an interactive computer tour of Newport's historic district and a video tour of historic Bellevue Avenue presented on board a reproduction 1890s omnibus.

Address: 127 Thames Street

Website: www.newporthistorical.org

Telephone: (401) 841-8770

Opening times: Daily 10am-5pm.

Admission: Suggested donation: $4 adults and $2 children over the age of 5.