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 and personal with this Classic Coast of ours. 

Below are our favorite walking tours throughout the city to do just that.

 

 

 

FOR HISTORY BUFFS
 

NEWPORT HISTORY TOURS

Historic walking tours throughout the city are offered June through October by the Newport Historical Society. All tours depart from The Brick Market Museum & Shop and last approximately 75 minutes. Arrive early and head inside the award-winning museum housed in the 1763 Brick Market for an engaging introduction to Newport's rich history. 

Travel between streets and centuries on one of five different walking tours. Topics and time periods vary and include everything from stories of religious diversity during Newport’s colonial period, to Newport’s role in the American Revolution, to learning where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished.


Admission: $15 Adult, $10 (Newport Historical Society members & Military) $5 (Children from 5-12).
Duration: 75 minutes
 

 

 

Visit newporthistorytours.org for more details and to purchase tickets.

 

 

FOUR ENDURING FAITHS: FOUR REMARKABLE LANDMARKS

Newport's various sectors of religious history come together during Four Enduring Faiths, Four Remarkable Landmarks, a walking tour of the city's four historic houses of worship. Begin your journey at Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States, then make your way to Trinity Church, Rhode Island's oldest Episcopal congregation, and  home to the only center-aisle, freestanding, triple-decked pulpit left in America today. Aferwards, visit Newport Congregational Church where you'll learn about John LaFarge and his contribution to the church's opalescent stained glass windows, followed by a visit to Saint Mary's Church, Rhode Island's oldest Catholic Parish and the place where Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married.

When: Third Monday of the month through September.
Admission: $20 adults; $15 seniors, $10 students
Duration: 2.5 hours (30 minutes walking)
Departs: Touro Synagogue

 

 

 

 

FOR FOODIES
 

NEWPORT NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD TOURS

Make your way through historic neighborhoods and culinary hot spots during the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour. This 1.3-mile walking tour offers tastings from local, award-winning restaurants including Mission, a burger joint known for the best burger in Rhode Island; Perro Salado, a local Mexican restaurant located in a historic house; Stoneacre Brasserie, focused on sustainable, farm to table offerings; Nitro Bar, known for killer coffee and unique savory bites; Liberty Donuts, serving up fresh, handmade donuts and more. 

When: Fridays - Sundays; April - November
Admission: $69 per person, $84 with alcohol 
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
Departs: The intersection of Marlborough and Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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NEWPORT FOODIES STROLL

Newport Foodies Stroll offers a 1.5-mile guided walking food tour through Lower Thames Street. Learn about the city's rich history while savoring classic cuisine from five local restaurants. Tasting locations include Harry's Bar + Burger, Winner Winner, O'Brien's Pub, Karma Pizza Co. and Cold Fusion Gelato.


When: Wednesdays - Saturdays; April - November
Admission: $64
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
Departs: 365 Thames Street

 

 

FOR A THRILL

 

GHOST TOURS OF NEWPORT

Take a lantern-led evening stroll through historic, shadowy lanes and discover the ghosts, ghouls and legends of this haunted city. Tours depart nightly rain or shine.

When: Nightly June 17 - September 3: 8:30 PM; Nightly September 4 - Halloween: 8:00 PM
Admission: $17 adults; $16 seniors; $10 children
Duration: 90 minutes
Departs: Next to Skiff Bar on the 2nd floor of the Newport Marriott

 

 

CARVED IN STONE TOUR

See interesting grave carvings, discover the final resting place of Newport’s famous and infamous souls and journey back to the early days of Newport, where the oldest known graves dates to 1672. The souls of the Common Burying Ground, Newport's oldest and largest burying ground, have been waiting to see you -- some for 300 years.

When: Saturdays in October: 4:00 PM
Admission: $17 adults; $16 seniors; $10 children
Duration: 90 minutes
Departs: Newport Visitor Information Center

 

 

 

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