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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. Put Samuel Whitehorne House and other Newport attractions into our Newport vacation builder site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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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. 
    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
    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 »
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  • Very cool view into the history of Newport cabinet and furniture making. Worth the $10 PP.
  • Martha our guide was most knowledgeable about the house, its furnishings, and accessories. You learn something new everyday. Today we learnt about Newport furniture. This museum is a gem that might get overlooked on the busy tourist Thames St.

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