Beginning in April and running through November, on the third Saturday of the month at 11am, Newport History Tours presents a tour on a focused topic by a guest guide. Reservations required as space is limited. Tours cost $20 per person, $15 Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID. 401.841.8770. Tours depart from the Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street, unless noted.
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April 21, 2018 at 11am – Victorian Newport: The Kay-Catherine Historic District
Discover Victorian Newport. Join John R. Tschirch, Visiting Curator of Urban History, as he traces the evolution of Victorian Newport from the civic pride that created Touro Park to the private world of artists, writers, and philosophers who made their homes in the meadows overlooking Easton’s Pond. The Kay-Catherine-Old Beach Road Historic District is a significant example of mid-19th century urban planning and architectural innovation. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this tour. The tour departure point will be given at time of ticket purchase.
May 19, 2018 at 11am – The Townsends & Goddards: Newport’s Legendary Cabinet Makers
Many 18th-century furniture masterpieces were made in Newport. Join furniture maker Jeffrey Greene for a tour where he discusses members of the Townsend and Goddard families and their work. See the homes where these cabinet makers lived and the shops where these noteworthy pieces were made.
June 16, 2018 at 11am –
July 21, 2018 at 11am –
August 18, 2018 at 11am –
September 15, 2018 at 11am –
October 20, 2018 at 11am –
November 17, 2018 at 11am –