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The History of Irish in Newport

In the years since Newport was founded in 1639, people have arrived here on the doorstep of the Atlantic from every corner of the world. First, it was the English dissenters seeking religious freedom. Then came the Quakers and the Jews in…

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Women's History Month in Newport

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are showcasing seven women who are renowned for their incredible accomplishments in Newport. Their worldwide recognition is so well-deserved—it's important that we continue to keep their names alive in…

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Black History Month Events

February is known as Black History Month, an annual time that celebrates the history, heritage and diversity of the Black community with special virtual events, lectures and walking tours throughout The Classic Coast. Black History Month…

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10+ Walking Tours To Take in Newport

Newport is considered one of the most walkable cities in the U.S. From some of the most historic sites in the country to panoramic ocean views and architecture that will absolutely take your breath away, you're going to want to get up close…

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The OGs: 10 of Newport's Oldest Places

Nearly four hundred years of history lingers around every corner in Newport. Walk these cobblestone byways and pass by the oldest synagogue in the country, or transport back to the 17th century when you step foot in America's oldest tavern…

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Newport History Walking Tours To Take in September

Make your way outdoors this month for a 75-minute walking tour with the Newport Historical Society in the heart of downtown Newport. Presented by an expert guide, tours will depart with a group of no more than ten for an especially intimate…

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Itinerary For History Buffs in Newport

Nearly 400 years of downright monumental history comprise this small but mighty Classic Coast. Since 1639 when a group of English settlers separated from the settlement in Portsmouth and planted roots on the southern side of our island…

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Newport Neighborhood Tour: Christmas on The Point

Close to the hustle and bustle of America’s Cup Avenue, just off the Claiborne Pell Bridge, is a small neighborhood tucked away from view, known mostly by its residents and other Newport locals. Formally called Easton’s Point after one of…

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