In these unprecedented times, there's nothing that matters to us more than the health and safety of our locals and visitors. Discover Newport has always been, and remains today, committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and accurate information about traveling to Newport safely. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. We're all in this together. We hope the details below serve as a helpful resource when seeking information and making decisions regarding any travel plans. As always, stay safe and we hope to see you soon.

*Be sure to check the businesses website as schedules, times, tours, and ticket info as they are subject to change without notice.

Updated 11/17/20 at 12:00pm

 

INDOOR ATTRACTIONS OPEN

  • Audrain Automobile Museum:  Will be opening for Small Wonders on 11/21! Daily from 10 AM to 4 PM. For more information and tickets visit the website.  Face Coverings required and other restrictions apply. Newport

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Newport Art Museum:  We hope you enjoy our new and continuing exhibitions, beautiful campus, and historic buildings. Art offers a wonderful respite from the daily stress and anxiety. Please take note of our new safety guidelines before arriving. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays from 12 noon - 5:00pm. Masks required. Newport.
  • Herreshoff Marine Museum: Open for public self-guided tours Thursday-Sunday from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. The museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America's Cup competition. The Museum is one of the nation's most important historic maritime treasures. For more info visit Herreshoff.org or call (401)253-5000 Bristol
  • Newport Car Museum: Open for tours daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door or website. Regular admission: $18/adults; $15/Seniors, Military, Students; $8/Ages 5-15 (with an adult); Free/Ages 4 and under (with an adult). Portsmouth

  • Newport Indoor Golf: Players can hone their skills, play all year round or catch 9 holes in an hour or less. Our facility is for everyone on all levels. Winter Rates [Monday - Friday], $50/bay reservation per hour, [Saturday & Sunday], $60/bay reservation per hour. Open Daily from 8:00am to 10:30pm. Portsmouth.
  • Newport Mansions: The Breakers and The Elms are open seven days a week!  The Breakers will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm with the last tour admission at 4:00pm (starting 11/21, 12 noon - 8:00pm, last admission at 7:00pm)  The Elms will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm every day with a final tour admission at 4:00pm (through January 3rd) The Servant Life Tour will be available during that same time.  Remember to please download the free audio tour from the Newport Mansions app, and do not forget your earphones or earbuds.   Click here for more information. Newport.
  • “Becoming Vanderbilt” an Exhibition at Rosecliff: Open Thursday thru Sunday from 1-5pm.  In a year celebrating women, Becoming Vanderbilt will shine a bright light on Alice Vanderbilt her daughter Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Alva Vanderbilt Belmont and her daughter Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan. This exhibition showcases personal effects, clothing, and memorabilia, from each woman. Visit NewportMansions.org for info (401)847-1000 Newport.

  • Redwood Library & Athenaeum: Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The library also features paintings, busts, sculptures, & decorative arts. RedwoodLibrary.org. Note: Redwood will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on November 26th & 27th. Newport.
  • Rough Point: Rough Point Museum and grounds are closed for the 2020 regular season. A Rough Point Holiday: Weekends starting November 27, for more information, visit.
  • Tiverton Casino: Open Daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm. Features 33,600 sq. ft. of gaming space. Included are 1,000 of the newest video slots and several table games. New protocols we have put in place to ensure safety for those visiting during these initial phases. Tiverton.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

On the Water Boating & Sailing

  • Coastal Queen: Enjoy the outdoors cruising aboard Coastal Queen as she offers maximum comfort and spectacular views of the lighthouses and historic sights that surround magnificent Newport Harbor and lower Narragansett Bay. Coastal Queen’s main salon, located on the lower deck, is warm and completely weatherproof. The upper deck is open air, though the extended hard top and side curtains add warmth. The cruises depart from Bowen's Wharf in Newport with limited departures from Jamestown. Cruises will run through most of the year, weather permitting.  Visit website for tickets and info. Newport

 

 

  • Scooter World: offering a variety of vehicles to rent ranging from bicycles to the new 3-wheeled scooter, the ultra- popular Scoot coupe. Open Daily from 9 AM to 7 PM. Visit the website for reservations. Newport
  • Newport Classic Car Tours: An array of sightseeing tours ranging from 1-4 hours, many themes to choose from like a One Hour Ocean Drive tour, Sunset Cruise or a Darling Day in Newport. More info and reservations visit NewportClassicCarsri.com or call (401)465-1246
  • Viking Tours of Newport: Hop aboard for  a 90 minute scenic overview tour. Enjoy the charm of Newport’s historic buildings and restored homes on this narrated tour covering over 150 points of interest. Take in the rugged beauty of Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and the fabulous mansions along tree-lined Bellevue Avenue. Tours offered Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday  at 10:00am, & 1:30pm, Friday & Saturdays at 10:00am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. Book your tour now.

 

In the Air

  • Newport Helicopter Tours: Open for private tours and charters. Themed tours include; mansion, island, lighthouses, sunset and much more. Covid -19 Health safety protocols in place.  Only flying 2 passengers at a time in the rear seats (picture a taxicab). We are disinfecting our helicopters between every flight, and all guests and company employees are required to wear masks. For reservations, visit the website and or call (401) 843-8687. Middletown

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In Nature

  • Audubon Nature Center: Open Thursday - Sunday from 9:30am - 3:00pm. Advanced registration for timed ticket entry is required.  Safety protocol in place, must wear a mask. For tickets visit www.asri.org. The Nature Shop is open from 9:30am - 4:30pm, tickets not required, limit shopping capacity. Trails and the Pollinator Garden remain open from dawn to dusk. Bristol.
  • Blithewold Mansion: Current operating schedule for Blithewold: November 4-25: Gardens are open 12 noon - 4:00pm Wednesday-Sunday, November 27-December 23: Gardens are open 12 noon - 8:00pm Wednesday-Sunday. December 26-January 3: Gardens are open 12 noon - 8:00pm Wednesday-Sunday. House is open 4:00 - 8:00pm Wed – Friday, 12 noon - 8:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Blithewold occasionally closes the property early for private events. Nonmembers must pre-register to be admitted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Cliff Walk: Newport's most popular coastal trail is open. When walking the Cliff Walk, please  remain a safe distance from other walkers (6ft. or more if possible).  Please don’t litter, its not only bad for the environment, but it may also carry virus residue, so we ask that you carry out any trash you bring. Note: Cliff Walk restrooms are open daily from 8AM to 7PM, cleaned hourly. please pick-up after your dog and keep them on a leash. Newport
  • Coggeshall Farm Museum: Open Thurs-Sun from 10 am to 4pm. Set on 48 acres of coastal farmland in Bristol, Coggeshall Farm Museum recreates the daily experience of tenant farmers on a late 18th-century salt marsh farm through live interpretation, historic structures, heirloom plants, and heritage-breed animals. Visit website for tickets and info.  Covid 19 health protocols in place.  Bristol
  • Newport Equestrian Trail Rides: Offering a beautiful beach trail ride! Take a 1-2hour trail ride, with miles of beach that you can ride along the water’s edge at this time of year! More information call (401)837-4188 or visit NewportEquestrian.com Middletown
  • Prescott Farm & The Robert Sherman Windmill: Owned and operated by the Newport Restoration Foundation. Prescott Farm preserves 40 acres of open space, a tribute to the agrarian heritage of Aquidneck Island. Prescott Farm’s living laboratories showcase the marriage of colonial horticultural practices with more modern gardening techniques. To enhance the rural landscape, Doris Duke relocated several historic buildings to the property, including an eye-catching windmill. The site is open daily from dawn to dusk for public enjoyment. Call 401-849-7300 NewportRestoration.org and located at 909 East Main Road, Middletown
  • Norman Bird Sanctuary: Trails open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Buy trail passes online or by phone (401) 846-2577 before hiking. NBS staff in Welcome Center. Certain restrictions apply, you must wear a mask or face covering, maintain six feet of distance between other parties. No public restrooms are available. Trail fees Adults $7, Senior /Military $6, Student/Child (3 and older) $3. No dogs allowed.   Middletown
  • Bird walks at the Norman Bird Sanctuary: Check out the many bird species, from soaring red-tailed hawks to tiny hovering hummingbirds. Learn how to identify common year-round residents and seasonal migrants.  All bird levels welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not required. FREE, no registration required. Meet in main parking lot. Sundays, on November 29th and December 13th from 8:00am - 10:00am Middletown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Arts & Culture

  • Jamestown Arts Center: Experience extraordinary art, without the drive to a major city. Gallery hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 11:00am - 3:00pm + Thursday from 11:00am - 7:00pm / or by appointment. Masks and social distancing are required. Jamestown.
  • Newport Art Museum: We hope you enjoy our new and continuing exhibitions, beautiful campus, and historic buildings. Art offers a wonderful respite from the daily stress and anxiety. Please take note of our new safety guidelines before arriving. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays from 12 noon - 5:00pm. Masks required. Newport.

Vineyards, Breweries & Cider Mills

  • Greenvale Vineyards: Tasting room closed but offering curbside take-away and wine deliveries for those living within 35 miles of the vineyard. Available Friday-Sunday Call 401-847-3777 to make your reservation. Covid-19 restrictions apply. Portsmouth

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling: Tasting Room and Pavilion have been updated to allow more space and are now open at  50% capacity. Per state guidelines - reservations are required & no walk-ins are allowed. Our new hours are Monday-Thursday 12 noon - 7:00pm, Friday - Sunday 12 noon - 8:00pm (401)-849-5232

  • Newport Vineyards: Now offering Winery Flight Tastings with table reservations in the Tank Room and Outdoor Patio.  Open daily: Sunday-Tuesday: Dining, Tastings and Retail from 11am-6pm. Wednesday and Thursday: Dining, Tastings and Retail from 11am-8pm, and Friday & Saturday: Dining, Tastings and Retail from 11am-9pm. Check out the great gifts in their marketplace.  Curbside pick-up and Thanksgiving Orders. More info (401)-848-5161 or visit NewportVineyards.com.  909 East Main Road Middletown

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  •  ​Taproot Brewing Co: Taproot Beer tasting flights, “glasses”, pints and Brix Outdoors bites, now available. Open daily: Sunday-Tuesday: Dining, Tastings and Retail from 11am-6pm. Wednesday and Thursday: Dining, Tastings and Retail from 11am-8pm, and Friday & Saturday: Dining, Tastings and Retail from 11am-9pm TapRootbeer.com Reservations are required. (401)848-5161 (09 East Main Road, Middletown
  • Sowams Cider Works: Formerly Warren Cider Works. Tastings now available in our Outdoor Seating Area, Thursday, Friday & Saturdays from 2-8pm, Sun 12-5pm. Reservations Required.  Current selection available for tasting or to purchase by the bottle. Visit SowamsCiderWorks.com or call (401)-252-6104 Warren

 

*Be sure to check the businesses website as schedules, times, tours, and ticket info as they are subject to change without notice.

Updated 11/17/20 at 12:00pm

 

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