Newport County Region

Attractions

Artillery Company of Newport - The Artillery Company of Newport, chartered in 1741 by King George II of Great Britain, is today a ceremonial unit of the Rhode Island Militia, Council of Historic Military Commands. As such, the Company provides cannon salutes, color guards, and honor guards for official state and local ceremonies, as well as for privately sponsored patriotic and veterans' events.

Cliffwalk - The Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shore line with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. Wildflowers, birds, geology ... all add to this delightful Walk.

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County - The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County was formed in 1991 by artists, organizations and concerned citizens, with support from The Prince Foundation and Salve Regina University, to promote art and culture in Newport County. The Alliance aims to enhance the quality of life in Newport County for both residents and visitors by cultivating a healthy cultural environment.

Fort Adams - Make history come alive for every member of your family. Just a short drive or a water taxi ride across Newport Harbor stands the largest coastal fortification in the United States. Visit this engineering and architectural masterpiece to see where the soldiers lived, enter the casemates, explore the tunnel system, and climb the bastions for breathtaking views.

Redwood Library & Athenĉum - The Redwood Library and Athenĉum is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country. Founded in 1747 by forty-six proprietors upon the principle of 'having nothing in view but the good of mankind,' its mission continues over 250 years later.

International Tennis Hall of Fame - The Hall of Fame contains 13,000 square feet of ezhibits which present a comprehensive history of tennis, beginning with its medieval roots and culminating in today's fast paced world-wide game. The complex also contains a Museum shop, court tennis court, and 13 grass courts - all open to the public.

The Museum of Yachting - The Museum of Yachting is dedicated to the preservation of yachting traditions and heritage. The Museum has a 10,000 square foot collection of yachts, artifacts and exhibits which interpret the sport and its history. The Museum is located at Fort Adams State Park, overlooking beautiful Newport Harbor.


Thames Science Center - The TSC is recognized for its pioneering efforts as a model regional science center developing and testing dozens of unique, interactive thematic science and pre-engineering learning programs for all ages. These programs include Watershed Worlds, RobotACTS, Shoot for the Moon!, Mentors for Explainers and others.

National Museum of American Illustration - The NMAI restores, conserves, researches provenance, exhibits and interprets its unique collection of original art works in order to preserve this rich and significant part of our American heritage. Art works include pieces created by artist/illustrators such as Maxfield Parrish, Charles Dana Gibson, Howard Pyle, Norman Rockwell, NC Wyeth, Jessie Willcox Smith, JC Leyendecker and others.

Norman Bird Sanctuary - The Norman Bird Sanctuary is 450 acre wildlife refuge offering over 7 miles of hiking trails. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the woods or hike to the top of Hanging Rock to a breathtaking view of the ocean and surrounding areas. A wide variety of educational programs are offered for all age groups. A trailside museum and the Barn Owl Gift Shop are also available for browsing.

Newport Art Museum - The museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality with an emphasis on the rich artistic heritage of Newport, the state of Rhode Island and southeastern New England. The Museum is housed in three buildings on a 2-acre campus with exhibitions, lectures, concerts, special events, an art school and two shops.

Astors' Beechwood Mansion - A visit to the Astor cottage is no ordinary mansion tour. Visitors journey back to 1891 as guests if the Mrs. Astor, queen of American society. As Mrs. Astor's family members, society friends, and domestic staff guide you through Beechwood, you will get a glimpse of the splendid lifestyle the Astor family brought to Newport during the Victorian era.

Newport Mansions - The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to explore their eleven properties, representing more than 250 years of social and architectural history in the city that was America's First Resort. Colonial, Victorian, the Gilded Age-Newport has it all, and the Preservation Society offers tour packages to meet every budget and interest.

The Old Colony and Newport Scenic Railroad - Sit Back, relax, and enjoy the salt air breeze as you travel along the cozy west shore of Aquidneck island (Newport RI) in an open platform coach built 1904 or an 1884 parlor car.

      

    

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