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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.
Daffodils - Newport County Chamber of Commerce - Newport, RI
Newport County Chamber of Commerce

35 Valley Road Middletown, RI, 02842 Phone: 401-847-1600

Newport County is steeped in history and beauty. The City on the Sea, in addition to the famous mansions, has the distinction of having more authentic colonial era structures than any other American city. The region, which also includes Jamestown, Portsmouth and Middletown, features beaches, vineyards, scores of great and interesting shops, an array of restaurants, luxury hotels and quaint inns and B&Bs. Beautiful parks and dramatic vistas are found along Ocean Drive. Also not to be missed are the Tennis Hall of Fame, Fort Adams, and Newport’s world famous folk, jazz, and classical music festivals. The Newport County Chamber of Commerce can provide you complete information and help in planning your visit.
People in Vines - Newport Vineyards - Middletown, RI - Photo Credit Annabelle Henderson Photography
Newport Vineyards

909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI, 02842 Phone: 401-848-5161

Enjoy a vineyard tour followed by special tasting of their delightful wines & beers

Here’s a combination not to be missed: tasting some of Rhode Island’s most delightful wines or beers, looking out over a sea of grape vines – and learning a little something in the process. At Newport Vineyards, an expert guide will conduct your winery tour, walking you through the grape-growing and wine-making process from budding to bottling. The tour is followed by a tasting, in a private tasting bar, of your choice of 4 wines or beers from over two-dozen wines. It’s like getting up close and personal to a touch of Napa on 100 acres of preserved, scenic farmland just minutes from Newport. Afterward, you’ll want to visit the vineyard’s retail market to take some of what you’ve sampled home. Tours offered on select days & times. Tour reservations recommended.
Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame

1 Burnside Street Bristol, RI, 02809 Phone: 401-253-5000

The museum and hall of fame present the story of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America's Cup competition. From 1863 to 1945, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company produced the world's finest yachts on the cutting edge of design and engineering. This Rhode Island museum's collection includes 60 original Herreshoff boats, steam engines, artifacts, and photographs from the Golden Age of Yachting.
Hours: April 26-November 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; other times of year by appointment.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors over age 65, $8; military, $8, youth over age 10, $5.
Information: www.herreshoff.org/
Coggeshall Farm Museum

Off Route 114 Bristol, RI, 02809 Phone: 401-253-9062

This is a 35-acre colonial farm, established in 1750. This Rhode Island museum features rare breeds of livestock, a barn, cooling house, blacksmith, and springhouse, making it a great thing to do with kids for a family activity on vacation.
Hours: Year-round, Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Adults, $5; children, $3.
Information: www.coggeshallfarm.org.
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