Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Newport County and East Bay Sights

International Yacht Restoration School

  • 449 Thames St. Map It
  • Newport
  • Educational Institution

Updated 12/23/2013

Fodor's Review

You can watch work being done on historically significant sailboats and powerboats from an elevated catwalk inside the 1903 Restoration Hall—a large brick building that was once an electric power plant. The 2½-acre campus on lower Thames Street is also home to the 1831 Aquidneck Mill, which has a maritime reference library with more than 4,000 nautical titles, including some 100 rare books, logbooks, yacht registers, and yacht club directories. Also see ongoing restoration of the 1885 racing schooner Coronet.

Sight Information


449 Thames St., Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, United States

Map It




Sight Details:

  • Weekdays 9–5; library Tues.–Thurs. noon–6, Fri. and Sat. noon–5

Updated 12/23/2013


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Newport County and East Bay

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.