Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Newport, United States


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 3 km
Ascend 0 m
Descend 0 m

Experience Newport in United States in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Newport

Sight 1: Ida Lewis Rock Light

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Ida Lewis Lighthouse, which was formerly the Lime Rock Lighthouse, is in the Newport harbor in Rhode Island. It is named after Ida Lewis, who lived and worked at the lighthouse from 1857 and was the official lighthouse keeper from 1879 until her death in 1911. She was celebrated for many acts of bravery in saving lives.

Wikipedia: Ida Lewis Rock Light (EN), Heritage Website

389 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Rochambeau Statue and Monument

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Rochambeau Statue and Memorial is a monument to French nobleman and General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, who was a key commander of the French forces who assisted the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The monument is located on the waterfront in King Park, along the southern edge of Newport Harbor, near Brenton Cove and Fort Adams state park and was erected in 1934. This is the 3rd replica of the Rochambeau Statue in Lafayette Park, Washington DC, which was created by renowned French sculptor Fernand Harmar. It was donated by A. Kingsley Macomber. The statue was restored in 2019 by the fundraising efforts of members of the Alliance Française of Newport.

Wikipedia: Rochambeau Monument (Newport, Rhode Island) (EN)

1116 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 3: Emmanuel Church

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Emmanuel Church is an historic Episcopal church at 42 Dearborn Street in Newport, Rhode Island. The church began as a mission of Newport's Trinity Church in 1841. In 1852, it was admitted into the diocese as Emmanuel Free Church in its own right.

Wikipedia: Emmanuel Church (Newport, Rhode Island) (EN), Website

892 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 4: Trinity Church

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Trinity Church, on Queen Anne Square in Newport, Rhode Island, is a historic parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. Founded in 1698, it is the oldest Episcopal parish in the state. In the mid 18th century, the church was home to the largest Anglican congregation in New England.

Wikipedia: Trinity Church (Newport, Rhode Island) (EN)

444 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Matthew Perry Monument

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Matthew Perry Monument is a statue commemorating Commodore Matthew C. Perry. The statue is situated in Touro Park facing Bellevue Avenue in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island and was designed by John Quincy Adams Ward in 1869. The pedestal was designed by Richard Morris Hunt.

Wikipedia: Matthew Perry Monument (Newport, Rhode Island) (EN)

143 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Newport Art Museum

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Newport Art Museum ajay_suresh / CC BY 2.0

The Newport Art Museum, founded in 1912 as the Art Association of Newport, is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. The museum operates a gallery in the John N. A. Griswold House, a National Historic Landmark that is one of the first American Stick Style buildings. It was designed by the noted American architect, Richard Morris Hunt in 1864 and one was one of his first commissions in Newport. The museum purchased the house in 1915.

Wikipedia: Newport Art Museum (EN), Website


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