Exploring Newport
October 2022

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Blithewold

Blithewold is a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay and is nationally significant in American history as one of the most fully developed and authentic examples of the Country Place Era. The property features a 45-room mansion filled with family heirlooms and is framed by a series of lovely gardens that range in character from mysterious to exotic and from poetic to practical. An exceptional collection of rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, an accessible greenhouse, and whimsical stonework project a character that is romantic, fresh, and inspiring – and unique to Blithewold.

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Car Museums

For automobile enthusiasts Aquidneck Island is home of two museums with rotating special exhibits and one with indoor golf.

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Cliff Walk

Newport’s enchanting 3.5-mile Cliff Walk is the perfect place for your moment of peace. Panoramic ocean views, crashing waves and the perfect amount of sea breeze on one side and stunning, Gilded Age mansions on the other.

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IYRS

Visitors to IYRS School of Technology & Trades, where they teach skills that range from traditional wooden boatbuilding to innovative digital design, will find a Maritime Library and many boats on display.

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Naval War Museum

Located in historic Founders Hall, the Naval War College Museum serves to educate the U.S. Naval War College community, as the corporate memory of the U.S. Navy in the region, and as a clearing-house for naval history information in New England. The Museum Director, a subjects-area specialist, and staff answer inquiries, provide guidance and orientation talks to visitors on regional naval history and current exhibits, and assist scholarly researchers in the use of the Museum holdings.

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Newport Art Museum

Founded in 1912 on the belief that arts and culture have the power to bring diverse groups of individuals together, which ultimately promotes civic engagement and NAM strengthens the social fabric of our community.

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Newport Mansions

During the Gilded Age, America’s wealthiest families flocked to the City by the Sea and its surrounding areas; making the area their summertime playground. The meticulous preservation of more than a dozen of these homes gives us intimate access to the artistry.

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Ocean Drive

Our 10-mile coastal drive in Newport is a must-see! Drive or bike your way around the winding path to experience our scenic coastline and beautiful parks.

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Rough Point Museum

Rough Point Museum was the Newport home of heiress, collector, and philanthropist Doris Duke (1912-1993). Experience Doris Duke’s life and legacy with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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The Sailing Museum

The Sailing Museum is an educational non-profit organization that is home to the National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame. In the space once used as the Press Room for the America’s Cup the heritage of sailing will be celebrated, the legends of the sport honored and new sailors and innovators inspired. Interactive educational exhibits will provide real-world applications of STEAM concepts that come alive through sailing.