Newport County and East Bay Sights

Trinity Episcopal Church

  • 145 Spring St. Map It
  • Newport
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/11/2016

Fodor's Review

George Washington once sat in the distinguished visitor pew close to this church's distinctive three-tier wineglass pulpit. Completed in 1726, this structure is similar to Boston's Old North Church; both were inspired by the designs of Sir Christopher Wren. Trinity's 1733 London-made organ is believed to be the first big pipe organ in the 13 colonies. Among those buried in the churchyard's historic cemetery is French Admiral d'Arsac de Ternay, commander of the allied French Navy in Newport, who was buried with special permission in 1780 as there were then no Roman Catholic cemeteries in New England.

Sight Information


Queen Anne Sq., 145 Spring St., Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • No tours during parish events

Published 07/11/2016


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