Newport County and East Bay

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  • 1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Redwood Library and Athenaeum

    Library/Archive

    In 1747, Abraham Redwood gave 500 pounds sterling to found a library of arts and sciences; three years later, this Georgian Palladian–style...Read More

  • 11. Sachuest Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The western end of this 1¼-mile-long sandy beach attracts many surfers. Surfboard and stand-up paddleboard rentals are available. Amenities...Read More

  • 12. Third Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Located on the Sakonnet River, Third Beach is more peaceful than the nearby ocean beaches and a great spot for families. It has a boat ramp...Read More

  • 13. Trinity Episcopal Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    George Washington once sat in the distinguished visitor pew close to this church's distinctive three-tier wineglass pulpit. Completed in 1726...Read More

  • 14. 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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