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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Audrain Automobile Museum

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The museum's collection includes more than 160 rare, fully restored automobiles dating from the early 20th century to the present. The...

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

  • Garden/Arboretum

Starting with a sea of daffodils in April, this 33-acre estate on Bristol Harbor blooms all the way to fall. Highlights include fragrant...

Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

White, red, and dessert wines are all in the portfolio of this winery founded in 1975. If you've ever wondered what a Rhode Island Pinot...

Chateau-sur-Mer

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Built in 1852 as an Italianate-style villa for William Shepard Wetmore, a merchant in the China Trade, Chateau-sur-Mer was Newport's...

Chepstow

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Though not as grand as other Newport mansions, this Italianate-style villa with a mansard roof houses a remarkable collection of art...

Cliff Walk

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See the backyards of Newport's famous oceanfront Gilded Age mansions while strolling along this 3½-mile public walkway. The designated...

Colony House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Completed in 1741, this National Historic Landmark on Washington Square was the center of political activity in Colonial Newport. The...

Common Burial Ground

  • Local Interest–Sight

Among those buried in this graveyard, which dates to the 17th century, are several governors, a Declaration of Independence signatory,...

Easton's Beach

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A ¾-mile-long surfing beach, Easton's has a boardwalk, vintage carousel, aquarium, and playground. Public facilities include restrooms,...

Fort Adams State Park

  • Beach–Sight

The largest coastal fortification in the United States can be found at this park, which hosts Newport's folk and jazz festivals and sailing...

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