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Historic Walking Tour of Newport with Guide and Full Narration

Newport, United States


1 hour 30 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

The Colony House was built in 1739. At this point, Newport had been settled for 100 years. During the American Revolution it was used as a site for storing weapons and in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was read from the front steps. When the Revolution was over, George Washington even dined there in celebration. Around this time, pirating was illegal but profitable. From the Red Sea back to Newport the pirates had a safe haven and they buried their treasure here. Captain Kidd and many others visited Newport and the settlers would sidestep the laws to protect profit. Many pirates were revered as heroes and when their ships came into port, large crowds would form.
By 1680 Newport had become a thriving seaport town 30 ships per day were emptied and reloaded, with grist mills and sawmills, tanneries, masons, breweries, bakeries. This supported shipwrights and house wrights, blacksmiths, shopkeepers, and artisans.

What's Included

  • Tour#7: Historic Walking Tours of Newport, Tour Guide & full narration
  • Gratuity

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: St. Mary's Catholic Church, 12 William St, Newport, RI 02840-3307

St. Mary's Church is a historic Roman Catholic church complex at 14 William Street in Newport, Rhode Island within the Diocese of Providence. It is notable for hosting the wedding of Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy in 1953.

Pass By: Colony House, Washington Sq., Newport, RI

he Old Colony House, also known as Old State House or Newport Colony House, is

The Location

Where To Go

Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA


Newport, United States

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (2)

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Derek displayed a great knowledge...

Elliot S | Aug 2021

Derek displayed a great knowledge of Newport. In addition he was personable, flexible and kind in his presentation. He introduced us to Newport in a thorough and appropriate way.

Derek was a great guide...

Rebecca T | Jul 2021

Derek was a great guide and we
learned a great deal about colonial Newport. A very enjoyable walking tour. We took our little cavapoo Betsy along who really enjoyed it too!

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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