Sprawling estates, cliff-edged seascapes and a veritable fleet of gleaming yachts set the scene for Atlantic town, Newport, with galleries, museums and colorful festivals on hand to lend cultural ambiance.
Fitting of its focus, the Museum of Newport History is itself housed in a historic 18th-century facility, the 1762 Brick Market building, designed by America's first proper architect, Peter Harrison. Visitors to the museum can enjoy an introduction to this coastal city, known for its dramatic seascapes as much as its extravagant mansions. Learn more about early Newport residents and life here during the heyday of the Gilded Age through exhibits that incorporate photographs, textiles, artifacts and art.Also on offer through the Newport Historical Society are a variety of tours around to local historic sites, check the calendar for the latest details.
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