Newport County and East Bay Sights

Great Friends Meeting House

  • 29 Farewell St. Map It
  • Newport
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/07/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


29 Farewell St., Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $8 tour
  • Daily 11–3

Published 08/07/2014


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