An Elizabethan fantasy complete with Tiffany glass, Kingscote was Newport's first 'cottage' strictly for summer use, designed by Richard Upjohn in 1841 for George Noble Jones of Savannah, GA. It was later bought by China-trade merchant William H King, who gave the house its name. A variety of discount tickets for entry into multiple houses maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport County is available: check the website for details.

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1. Audrain Automobile Museum

0.06 MILES

Little kids and big kids alike ooh and ahh at Newport's original musuem of flashy cars, which from the outside looks like a luxury car dealership. A…

2. International Tennis Hall of Fame


To experience something of the American aristocracy's approach to 19th-century leisure, visit this museum. It lies inside the historic Newport Casino…

3. The Elms

0.25 MILES

Designed by Horace Trumbauer in 1901, the Elms is a replica of Château d'Asnières, built near Paris in 1750. Here you can take a 'behind-the-scenes' tour…

4. Whitehorne House Museum

0.28 MILES

A few decades ago, Colonial Newport was decaying and undervalued. Enter Doris Duke, who used her fortune to preserve many of the buildings that now…

5. Redwood Athenaeum

0.33 MILES

Founded by Abraham Redwood in 1747 as an important archive of American history and architecture, this beautiful neoclassical library was designed and…

6. Trinity Church

0.45 MILES

On Queen Anne Sq, Trinity follows the design canon of Sir Christopher Wren's Palladian churches in London. Built between 1725 and 1726, it has a fine…