Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

special offer banner Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour (Newport Historical Society's Museum, Brick Market)
Price: $31.00   Sale Price: $20.00   Save: $11.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 1 hour 15 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 10 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk on narrow, uneven sidewalks and in some places cobbled streets. Tour is not recommended for strollers, wheelchairs or scooters

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

One of the best ways to see Newport, Rhode Island, this Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour will take you through the city's oldest neighborhood, where you'll discover its hidden architecture and learn about the people who labored here to establish a legacy of liberty.

Expert guides lead participants on a guided walk through the Old Quarter, past many of Newport's landmark 18th-century sites. Newport's storied history still thrives in the Old Quarter, and you'll be able to experience the area's living history in its galleries, shops, taverns, restaurants, and on the vibrant streets of this timeless arts-and-culture neighborhood. The heart of this city-by-the-sea is packed with museums, places of worship, and other fascinating sites.

In Newport, 17th-century English settlers started a community based on religious toleration, which lead to a thriving, cosmopolitan city. It attracted craftsmen and artists, and citizens with the wherewithal to patronize them. Distinctly American originals, such as Newport's Goddard-Townsend craftsmen, the finest furniture makers in America, flourished in Newport. In the 19th and 20th centuries, wealthy Americans, along with gifted artists, writers, and architects, made Newport their summer resort during the Gilded Age.

At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to visit the Newport Historical Society's Museum and Shop at the Brick Market (please note that there is a suggested donation of $4 US per adult and $2 US per child over the age 5 if you wish to visit the museum). This award-winning institution provides people of all ages an engaging introduction to the area's rich history and the beauty of its architecture. Glimpse the lives of the people-past and present-who have made Newport one of America's most historic cities.

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  14 ReviewsReview This Tour
Walking Newport
October 24, 2019
The town is so picturesque. Lots of interesting history. The guide was knowledgeable but went into too much information. The hour long tour lasted 1 1/2 hours.
Reviewer: Diane
3 Stars
A very interesting walk
October 23, 2018
This was the only walking tour we did but it will encourage me to do others in the future. The narrator was excellent, loads of knowledge and interesting tidbits. The pace was appropriate and we even stayed on longer with him to hear more than had been advertised. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Geramy Powell
5 Stars
Terrific History Lesson
October 23, 2018
The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the rich history of Newport. From the English invasion to the French chasing the English out of town (and then leaving themselves), the tour covered a wide breadth of history of this area. She was able to present all this in a way that it wasn't "dry," but interesting.
Reviewer: Lesley Carr
5 Stars
Great Insight
September 18, 2018
This was a wonderful insightful tour of Colonial Newport. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided great historical perspective.
Reviewer: Jennie Jordan
5 Stars
Newport Walking Tour was interesting but long
August 02, 2018
Though the sites were very interesting, the guide talked too much and took too long to point out sights.
Reviewer: Gary Omura
3 Stars
December 31, 2016
4 Stars