Tour Guide Bio


Patrick T. Wark

Born and raised right here on Aquidneck Island, Patrick’s great grandparents left the southern shores of Ireland for those of Newport during the 1800s. An enthusiastic lover of history and culture, Patrick has traveled to over thirty different countries, and has lived in six of them. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and holds a masters degree in Sinology. However, like the bourgeoisie of America’s Gilded Age, the charm of Newport and Aquidneck island has always drawn Patrick back to his roots, where he continues to sink his teeth into the local history. When not offering historic tours of Newport, Patrick works as a teacher and a commissioned portrait painter.