Newport County and East Bay

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  • 1. International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Tennis fans and lovers of history, art, and architecture will enjoy a visiting the birthplace of American tournament tennis. The renovated museum...Read More

  • 2. Marble House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    One of the most opulent of the Newport mansions, Marble House contains 500,000 cubic feet of marble. The house was built from 1888 to 1892 by...Read More

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  • 3. Rough Point

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Tobacco heiress and preservationist Doris Duke furnished her 39,000-square-foot English manorial–style house at the southern end of Bellevue...Read More

  • 4. The Breakers

    House/Mansion/Villa

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

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  • 5. The Elms

    House/Mansion/Villa

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

  • 6. Touro Synagogue

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

  • 7. Audrain Automobile Museum

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 8. 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 pink...Read More

  • 9. 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 Noir...Read More

  • 10. 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 first grand...Read More

  • 11. Chepstow

    House/Mansion/Villa

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

  • 12. Cliff Walk

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

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

  • 13. 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 Declaration...Read More

  • 14. Common Burial Ground

    Cemetery

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

  • 15. Easton's Beach

    Beach–Sight

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

  • 16. 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...Read More

  • 17. Fort Wetherill State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This outcropping of stone cliffs at the tip of the southeastern peninsula has 26 picnic tables and walking paths with scenic overlooks. A fort...Read More

  • 18. Gray's Ice Cream

    Store/Shop/Mall

    A summertime pilgrimage destination for people from every corner of the state, this ice cream stop that's been around since 1923 sells more...Read More

  • 19. Great Friends Meeting House

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The oldest house of worship in Rhode Island reflects the quiet reserve and steadfast faith of Colonial Quakers, who gathered here to discuss...Read More

  • 20. Green Animals Topiary Garden

    Garden/Arboretum

    Fanciful animals, a sailing ship, and geometric shapes populate this large topiary garden on a Victorian estate that served as the summer residence...Read More

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