Historical Walking Tour

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A walking tour of one of the best preserved colonial neighborhoods in the United States.

History and charm abound on this unique walking tour in which you'll get an up-close view of the many splendid early and mid-18th century buildings sprinkled throughout Newport's Historic District.

Take a walking tour of one of the best preserved colonial neighborhoods in the United States-- Newport's Historic District. This walk, which covers almost 2 miles of Newport's Old Town, is perfect for those whose heart lies in architecture, design, and history. Home to more than 200 colonial structures that pre-date the American Revolution, the Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968 due to its extensive and well-preserved assortment of intact colonial buildings.

Highlights of this fascinating walk include: America's Oldest Synagogue, a house that was used by French General Rochambeau, a colonial church where both George Washington and Queen Elizabeth attended mass, and a mysterious stone tower that may have been built by Viking Explorers.

- If you have access to a car, you may meet your guide as described on your voucher. He will direct you from the backseat of your car to the start of the walk where you can park and begin the true tour.
- We recommend you bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. Please bring cash for any extras.

- You should be physically fit to take this walking tour.
- Total walking distance is approximately 2 miles.
- We recommend no more than 12 people per tour for the best experience. If you have a group larger than 12 people, contact ShoreTrips.

Days offered: 7 days a week

Departures:
  • 09:00 AM, duration: 2 hours Tour duration is 1.5-2 hours, depending on pace.
  • 10:00 AM, duration: 2 hours Tour duration is 1.5-2 hours, depending on pace.
  • 12:00 PM, duration: 2 hours Tour duration is 1.5-2 hours, depending on pace.
  • 02:00 PM, duration: 2 hours Tour duration is 1.5-2 hours, depending on pace.


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