Holiday Tours

1st MAR – 30th APR
1st MAY – 31st OCT
1st NOV – 31st DEC
TOUR #1
Adult $27
Youth $17
Thurs, Fri, Sat
and Sun
at 12 noon
DAILY
10AM, 11AM*
12 NOON, 2PM,
4PM
Thurs, Fri, Sat
and Sun
at 12 noon
TOUR #2
Adult $45
Youth $28
Thurs, Fri, Sat
and Sun
at 12 noon
DAILY
10AM, 11AM*
12 NOON, 2PM
Thurs, Fri, Sat
and Sun
at 12 noon
TOUR #3
Adult $59
Youth $42
Thurs, Fri, Sat
and Sun
at 12 noon
DAILY
10AM, 11AM*
12 NOON
Thurs, Fri, Sat
and Sun
at 12 noon

2017 Scheduled Tours Tour#1:
Newport’s Famous Ten Mile Drive

Soak in the beauty of the Ten Mile Ocean Drive. View 17th century buildings and marvelous mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Capture the lovely landscaped garden at Chateau-sur-Mer and if weather permits, take a brief walk at Fort Adams.

Enjoy this fully narrated bus tour with details on residences of prominent people such as the Watts Sherman House, Kingscote, McCauley Hall and Belcourt Castle. Learn about:

  • Architectural History 1640-1915: Richard Morris Hunt, Richard Munday, McKim, Mead & White
  • Colony House where the death of King George II was announced
  • Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House: oldest house in Newport
  • Touro Synagogue: oldest surviving synagogue in North America
  • Redwood Library: the first public library in America
  • The Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Newport Naval Academy
  • Hammersmith Farm built for John W. Auchincloss (1887): the unofficial Summer White House of John F. Kennedy
  • We'll also catch a glimpse of Newport’s Famous Trees such as Beech Trees, Copper Beech, Weeping Beech and Turkey Oak trees, and hear legendary stories like how Mr. Gordon Bennet, New York Herald publisher, and Augustus Candy made an interesting wager that got them kicked out of The Reading Room!

Tour Options:

  • Tour #1: Newport’s Famous Ten Mile Ocean Drive, tour is described above (1½ hours)
  • Tour #2: Tour #1 and visit one mansion of your choice on your own (~3 hours)
  • Tour #3: Tour #1 and visit two mansions of your choice on your own (~4 hours)

Mansions available for Tour #2 & Tour#3
The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff and Museum Of International Tennis Hall of Fame