Museum of Newport History at Brick Market


Newport's excellent local history museum, housed in the 1762 Brick Market building, brings the city's fascinating past to life with an award-winning collection of displays and memorabilia. Contact the museum to inquire about the scheduling of its excellent local walking tours and to make bookings.

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