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. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall Of Fame

    Museum/Gallery

    This maritime museum is devoted to the sport of yachting, and honors the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, maker of yachts for eight consecutive...Read More

  • 8. Hunter House

    House/Mansion/Villa

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

  • 9. Jamestown Windmill

    Building/Architectural Site

    This English-designed smock windmill built in 1787 ground corn for more than 100 years. One of the most photographed sights on the island, the...Read More

  • 10. Little Compton Commons

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This archetypal rural New England town square is actually more of a long triangle anchored by the Georgian-style United Congregational Church...Read More

  • 11. Newport Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    More than a century old, the museum spans three buildings: the Cushing Gallery, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, and the 1864 Griswold...Read More

  • 12. Newport Historical Society Museum and Shop at Brick Market

    Tour–Sight

    Guided walking and site tours depart the Newport Historical Society's information center and museum in the 1762 Brick Market on Washington Square...Read More

  • 13. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    As Newport's oldest house museum, this late-17th-century residence provides a glimpse of the city's Colonial and Revolutionary history. The...Read More

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