Find out for yourself why Conde Nast Traveler Magazine named Newport among the best walking cities in the U.S. when you head to Newport Secret Garden Tour for a whimsical walking tour through some of the city's most enchanting gardens.


When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

The bi-annual Newport Secret Garden Tour opens the gate to a number of private gardens during its return on July 9 - 11 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. "Summer Tour—A New View" as it is titled this season, offers a self-guided walking tour through private gardens at their peak. Primarily designed and maintained by their owners, each garden is a labor of love shared with the community to help raise funds for the arts education programs at Aquidneck Island’s public schools. 

Since 1984, the organizers and supporters of the Secret Garden Tour have been dedicated to enhancing art education and cultural programs in Aquidneck Island’s Public Schools. Funding dozens of programs in music, theater and fine arts for local schoolchildren, to date, the Secret Garden Tour has given more than $1 million to the.public schools. 


Newport Secret Garden Tour



Throughout Newport
July 9 - 11, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily
$20 in advance, $25 day-of


Tickets can be purchased in advance online at for a discounted rate of $20. To control the number of attendees this year, tickets will be sold in sessions, with each day offering two different time-slots: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM. 

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