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Samuel Whitehorne House, Newport

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The Whitehorne House is an example of a Federal style mansions at 414 Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island and is open to the public as a historic house museum.
It was built for Samuel Whitehorne Jr. in 1811 and the exterior feature elegant brick construction. a hipped roof, decorative entry portico, and a formal garden, which ar typical of the Federal Style. It is notable as one of the rare houses to be built in Newport in the Federal Style as the period after the Revolutionary War was a period of slow economic recovery for the city. Interior highlights include a grand central hallway, hand carved details, and a significant collection of early American furniture provided by Doris Duke. It includes examples of the artisans Goddard and Townsend, Benjamin Baker and Holmes Weaver. It is currently owned by the Newport Restoration Foundation
The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
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  • Wonderful displays of period furniture from the Newport area. Queen Anne is my favorite. Such detail and quality in workmanship. Certainly a period gone by when good quality was supreme.  more »
  • I really enjoyed visiting the Whitehorne House and particularly enjoyed being guided by one of their guides Martha. Martha is so knowledgeable about Townsend and Goddard furniture and what sets them.....  more »
  • This is a wonderful museum displaying many examples of Newport furniture, textiles, and art, and it's all located in this old, historic house that is beautiful on its own. It's air conditioned, free for Newport county residents all the time, and right in the heart of Lower Thames St, definitely worth a visit when you need a cool break from shopping!
  • A beautiful example of Colonial furniture and architecture. Well with a visit!

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