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Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island, founded in 1639. Take a step back in time to the Colonial period, American Revolutionary era and the Gilded Age during our Historic Trolley Tours. Only Historic Trolley Tours of Newport offers detailed information and historic landmarks such as Colonial Architecture, Gilded Age Mansions and Bellevue Avenue home of International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Newport’s Famous Ten Mile Drive(approximately 1.5 hours)
Soak in the beauty of the Ten Mile Ocean Drive and the Summer residences of many prominent people. Take a look at the seventeenth century buildings and the marvelous mansions along Bellevue Avenue.
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!
What is Included: Free Parking,Tour Guide and Trolley
What to Bring: Money for food and drinks, Gratuities for your Tour Guide.
Where to Pick up Tours: Historic Tours of Newport’s Boutique Visitor Center
850 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown Commons, Middletown RI 02842
How to purchase tickets: Online or Onsite