Newport attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Newport

Rough Point

While the peerless position and splendor of the grounds alone are worth the price of admission, this faux-English manor house also contains heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke’s impressive art holdings, including …
Top Choice Historic Building in Newport

The Breakers

A 70-room Italian Renaissance megapalace inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzi, The Breakers is the most magnificent of Newport's grandiose mansions. At the behest of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Richard Morris Hunt …
Top Choice Historic Building in Newport

The Elms

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 that will have you snaking through the servants' quarters and…
Top Choice State Park in Newport

Fort Adams State Park

Fort Adams is America's largest coastal fortification and the centerpiece of this gorgeous state park, which juts out into Narragansett Bay. It's the venue for the Newport jazz and folk festivals and numerous specia…
Top Choice Museum in Newport

National Museum of American Illustration

This acclaimed museum features an impressive collection of 'the most American of American Art' including Maxfield Parrish's impossibly luminous works in color, NC Wyeth prints, Norman Rockwell's nostalgia and the il…
Top Choice Museum in Newport

Newport Car Museum

Located in Portsmouth, 6 miles north of Newport, on the site of a former missile manufacturing plant, this fantastic, new-in-2017 museum showcases more than 60 vintage, classic, hot-rod and muscle cars that will eli…
Top Choice Library in Newport

Redwood Athenaeum

Founded by Abraham Redwood in 1747 as an important archive of American history and architecture, this beautiful neoclassical library was designed and built by architect Peter Harrison – honored within by a room devo…
Historic Building in Newport

Rosecliff

Built for Mrs Hermann Oelrichs, an heiress of the Comstock Lode silver treasure, Rosecliff was designed by Stanford White to look like the Grand Trianon at Versailles, and its palatial ballroom (Newport's largest) a…
Historic Building in Newport

Preservation Society of Newport County

Ten historic properties, including six of Newport's grandest mansions, are managed by this society. Each mansion takes about 90 minutes to tour. From April to mid-October, the Breakers and Rosecliff are open from 9a…
Historic Building in Newport

Kingscote

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 …