Newport Historical Society Walking Tour Legends & Lore
Purchase your tickets at NewportHistoryTours.org.
Did the British Army steal the town records when they withdrew from Newport during the American Revolution; is there a tunnel on Touro Street; did an artist on Mill Street discover the tomato? This tour, presented by a guide in historical clothing, teases out the truth from the fiction in these stories and other infamous Newport tales.
Tours depart from the Colony House, located at the top of Washington Square, and cost $15 per person, $10 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at NewportHistoryTours.com, cash payments are not accepted. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines of staying 6 feet apart from anyone not part of their “quaranteam.” Additionally, visitors will be screened for illness to ensure the health of everyone in the tour group. Tours are limited to 6 visitors. For more details visit NewportHistoryTours.org or call the Museum of Newport History & Shop at 401-841-8770.