Newport County and East Bay Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Newport County and East Bay - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Sandy Point Beach

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This Sakonnet River beach is a choice spot for families and beginning windsurfers because of its calm surf. Lifeguards are on duty on...

The Breakers

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The 70-room summer estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, president of the New York Central Railroad, was built in 1895. Architect Richard...

The Elms

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Architect Horace Trumbauer modeled this graceful 48-room French neoclassical home and its grounds after the Château d'Asnières near...

Third Beach

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Located on the Sakonnet River, Third Beach is more peaceful than the nearby ocean beaches and a great spot for families. It has a boat...

Tiverton Four Corners

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From Route 24, head south on Route 77 to historic Tiverton Four Corners. The Four Corners Arts Center, in the historic Soule-Seabury...

Touro Synagogue

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In 1658, more than a dozen Jewish families, whose ancestors had fled Spain and Portugal during the Inquisition, founded a congregation...

Trinity Episcopal Church

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George Washington once sat in the distinguished visitor pew close to this church's distinctive three-tier wineglass pulpit. Completed...

Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House

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As Newport's oldest house museum, this late-17th-century residence provides a glimpse of the city's Colonial and Revolutionary history.


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North of Bristol, Warren has the distinction of being the smallest town in the smallest county in the smallest state in the United States.

Watson Farm

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This historic New England farm has been in operation since 1789. Tenant farmers operate it, using sustainable practices to raise grass-fed...