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What to see in Newport

Newport Attractions

The popular Touro Synagogue is the oldest in the USA while the Redwood Library and Athenaeum is the oldest lending library in the country, founded in 1747. The International Tennis Hall of Fame also makes for a great visit, displaying both the history of the sport and outstanding architecture.

The opulent and grandiose Newport Mansions from the colonial era are at the top of most visitors' lists. History buffs will also appreciate the Museum of Newport History, known for giving unmatched insight into the city as it was and as it is today.

Of course, Newport includes a long stretch of shoreline that invites travellers to do more leisurely things like picnic, yacht, and swim. Also home to some top-notch restaurants, Newport will leave no foodie disappointed.

International Tennis Hall of Fame

The Tennis Hall of Fame Museum in Newport is an inspiration for fans of the sport. But even those who don't follow tennis will still enjoy visiting this historic establishment, which served as a premier…

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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 decorative arts, artefacts…

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National Museum of American Illustration

Established in 1998, the National Museum of American Illustration is devoted exclusively to American illustration artwork. The museum is housed in the beautiful mansion of Vernon Court, with its Gilded…

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Newport Mansions

The Bellevue Avenue Historical District in Newport, Rhode Island, is home to some of the grandest, most ostentatious mansions in the American architectural canon. Eleven in total, including Kingscote,…

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Touro Synagogue

The oldest synagogue still standing in the United States, the Touro Street building was designed by Peter Harrison and dedicated in 1763. The synagogue has, in its time, also been used as a venue for…

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