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Great Friends Meeting House Review

The oldest house of worship in Rhode Island reflects the quiet reserve and steadfast faith of Colonial Quakers, who gathered here to discuss theology, peaceful alternatives to war, and the abolition of slavery. Built in 1699, the two-story shingle structure has wide-plank floors, simple benches, a balcony, and a beamed ceiling.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Farewell St., Newport, RI 02840 | Map It
  • Phone: 401/841–8770
  • Cost: $8 tour
  • Hours: Daily 11–3
  • Website:
  • Location: Newport
Updated: 12-23-2013

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