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

Breakers

A 70-room Italian Renaissance mega-palace inspired by 16th-century Genoese palazzos, Breakers is the most magnificent Newport mansion. At the behest of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, Richard Morris Hunt did most of the de…
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 Museum in Newport

National Museum of American Illustration

This acclaimed museum features an impressive collection of Maxfield Parrish's impossibly luminous works in color, NC Wyeth prints, Norman Rockwell's nostalgia and the illustrations of other American graphic heavywei…
Top Choice State Park in Newport

Fort Adams State Park

Fort Adams is America's largest coastal fortification and is 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 spe…
Top Choice Library in Newport

Redwood Athenaeum

Founded by Abraham Redwood in 1747 as an important archive of American history and architecture, the neoclassical structure was built by Peter Harrison who the library honors with a room devoted to priceless America…
Historic Building in Newport

Rosecliff

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

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 building (1880), which served as a summer club for Newport's weal…
Synagogue in Newport

Touro Synagogue National Historic Site

Designed by Peter Harrison (architect of the Athenaeum and King's Chapel, Boston), this synagogue is the finest example of 18th-century Georgian architecture in Newport. Its large glass windows illuminate an interio…