Visit Washington Square and the Colony House for a morning of patriotic activities, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Throughout the day celebrate religious freedom and the First Amendment when over a dozen houses of worship will open for tours. Learn how these sites symbolize Newport's early commitment to freedom of religion and religious diversity.
Other participants include: Channing Memorial Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, Mt. Zion AME, Newport Congregational Church, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Paul's Methodist Church, Touro Synagogue, and Trinity Episcopal Church.
Newport Historical Properties open for free Wednesday July 4, 2018 10am-12pm
- Colony House, Washington Square
- Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell St.
- Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House, 82 Touro St. (Enter from Barney St.)
Hours vary at each site. More information available at 4faiths.org or call 401-290-7535. For more information on Newport Historical Society sites please call 401-846-0813. A free event.
First Freedom Open House Tour
- July 4, 2018
- Historic Newport