How do I arrange a private tour?
Private tours are offered year-round for adults and children. A minimum of two week’s notice is needed to schedule a tour.
Can I bring my dog?
Service pets are permitted on tours, but we regret that we cannot allow pets on history walking tours or historic site tours.
What about strollers?
We offer family-friendly walking tours. Strollers, and children, are welcome to join the fun. Most of Newport’s quaint streets are paved but others have cobblestone so it can be a bit of a bumpy ride at points.
Do any of your tours include transportation?
No, we do not provide transportation or have a step-on guide program (tour guides for busses, trolleys, etc.) Newport History Tours explores many of Newport’s historic neighborhoods on foot as we believe the city, its rich history and beautiful architecture are best appreciated in this fashion.
How far can I expect to walk during your typical 75 minute tour?
Most tours are about a ¼ of a mile walk around Newport’s Old Quarter.
Can I purchase tickets online?
We do not currently offer online ticket sales. To purchase tickets, please call the Brick Market: Museum & Shop at 401-841-8770.
Why are “reservations recommended”? Can I just show-up?
Our tour sizes are limited to offer you the best possible experience. Making advance reservations guarantees your spot. It also helps the tour organizers know if there is a need to add additional guides to best accommodate seasonal demand.
What is your cancellation policy?
All sales are final. Once a reservation has been made we cannot offer a refund unless we cancel the tour due to inclement weather.
If it rains will my tour be canceled?
We will cancel a tour if there is severe inclement weather, such as lightening, ice, gale winds, blizzard conditions. Most tours will depart if it’s raining.
How does Newport History Tours benefit the Newport Historical Society and Newport Restoration Foundation?
All proceeds that are made from this joint tour program benefit both non-profit organizations.
Which tour in your regular line-up is best suited for kids?
The Rogues & Scoundrels tour is popular with many school aged children.