The Newport Historical Society is a multi-faceted historical agency with internationally significant museum, manuscript, oral history, and library collections. Each year the NHS offers a broad array of educational programs for the local community, including school field trips, an Antiques Show, walking tours of Newport’s historic neighborhoods, workshops, lectures, and performances. The Society provides research assistance to locals exploring their family history as well as to world-renowned scholars.Put Newport Historical Society Walking Tours at the forefront of your travel plans using our Newport travel planner.
The Society offers public tours and programs at three National Historic Landmark properties and two other equally significant historic sites: the Wanton-Lyman- Hazard House (ca. 1697), the Great Friends Meeting House (1699), the Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House (1730), the Newport Colony House (1739), and the Brick Market (1762). The Society is located in the heart of the Newport National Historical Landmark District, and collaborates with organizations throughout the region to understand and interpret the rich and complex history of the area.
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We recently moved to Newport and my husband and I wanted to do something fun in December for the holiday. The Lantern tour was about 50 minutes and we stopped at 6 - 7 historic spots to learn about... more »
Of all the myriad things to do in Newport RI during the summer season, these tours by the NHS are by far the most underrated. We attended the EXCELLENT tour of Newport Architecture in August 2019... more »
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