Newport Historical Society Walking Tour: Road to Independence

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Features Newport’s role during the American Revolution.

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 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 or call the Museum of Newport History & Shop at 401-841-8770.

And the Newport Historical Society is presenting a socially distanced living history event in the Colony House on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10am to 2pm. Free, donations welcome.

Living History Event: Feminine Fashions of the 18th Century

Two costumed living historians will discuss and demonstrate styling a lady’s hair, applying historical-style make-up and dressing in a gown.