Experience the American story at the historic houses of The Preservation Society of Newport County. The Breakers (1895), Marble House (1892), The Elms (1901), Rosecliff (1902), Chateau-sur-Mer (1852), Kingscote (1841), Isaac Bell House (1883), Green Animals Topiary Garden (c.1860), Chepstow (1861) and Hunter House (c.1748) are all open daily. Enjoy self-guided audio tours at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff for first-person reminiscences of life in these great houses.
See the amazing 2016 exhibition, “Splendor at Sea: The Golden Age of Steam Yachting in America” in the new second floor gallery at Rosecliff. For 71 years, The Preservation Society of Newport County has been protecting, preserving and presenting an exceptional collection of house museums and landscapes in one of the most historically intact cities in America. The Society seeks to inspire and promote an appreciation of the value of preservation to enrich the lives of people everywhere.
Newport’s historic and resort attractions are world-famous and include nine beautiful beaches, the Ocean Drive, Cliff Walk, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, and a series of “firsts” in America—the Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Touro Synagogue, the White Horse Tavern, and America’s first organ at Trinity Church. Queen Anne Square, the International Yacht Restoration School, The Old Colony House, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Museum of Newport History, the Newport Art Museum, Fort Adams State Park, Castle Hill, the Naval War College Museum, the National Museum of American Illustration, the Newport Restoration Foundation’s many historic properties, and Salve Regina University, with its beautiful Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, should also be on your visiting list. Whether it’s historic architecture, fine dining, shopping, boating, or the many year-round events, Newport has something for everyone.
For commercial hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, and all tourist-related information, kindly address
your inquiries to Discover Newport, 23 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport RI 02840 at 800-976-5122
(out-of-state) and 401-849-8098 (RI), or online at www.DiscoverNewport.org. Rhode Island tourist
information is available through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Tourism
Division, at 800-845-2000 or online at www.VisitRhodeIsland.com.
Travel to Newport
Newport by car from New York is approx. 3.5 hours via the New England Turnpike, I-95 North to
Route 138 East, following signs for the Pell Bridge. From Boston 90 minutes via Route 24 South to
Routes 114 or 138 South. There is air service by major carriers to the modernized T.F. Green Airport
in Warwick, with shuttle bus or taxi to Newport, and a full complement of car rental companies.
Amtrak has rail service to Providence or Kingston, located 20 miles west of Newport on Route 138.
Peter Pan Bus Lines provides service from New York via Providence and Fall River. RIPTA offers
service from Providence. Peter Pan also services Boston and Logan International Airport, online at