Newport attractions reveal the area's natural and social history
Newport is a fascinating small city that retains the appearance of its Colonial past in its streets, buildings, churches, and wharf. One major attraction is the Newport mansions, like the famous Rough Point, former home of heiress Doris Duke; Marble House; the Breakers; the Elms; and more. From 1930 to 1983, Newport was the home of the America's Cup yacht race, and its yacht racing history is alive on the wharf and throughout the city. The Newport Navy base, now the home of the Naval War College, is the location of the Naval War College Museum. Other attractions in Newport for adults and families with children, include the Tennis Hall of Fame and Fort Adams, where the famous Newport jazz and folk festivals are held every summer. Wile you are in Newport, visit one of its vineyards or take a breathtaking helicopter tour.