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

  • Museum/Gallery

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


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


  • 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...

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...

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

  • Cemetery

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

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,...

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...

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...

Hunter House

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The oldest house owned and maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport, the 1748 Hunter House served as the Revolutionary War headquarters...


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