Fodor's Expert Review Great Friends Meeting House

Newport 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 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 wood-beam ceiling.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Notable Building Historic District/Site Historical Silversea Cruise

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29 Farewell St.
Newport, Rhode Island  02840, USA

401-841–8770

www.newporthistory.org

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Rate Includes: Tour $8

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