FREE Tours of Loeb Visitors Center & Touro Synagogue for R.I. Residents
November 17, 2019, November 24, 2019, December 1, 2019, December 8, 2019, December 15, 2019, December 22, 2019, December 29, 2019
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Free for R.I. Residents
Location: Loeb Visitors Center
52 Spring Street
Newport, RI 02840
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Loeb Visitors Center, all R.I. residents are invited to take a tour of the Center and Touro Synagogue National Historic Site, FREE of charge.
The Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Visitors Center serves as the gateway to guided tours of Touro Synagogue, our nation's oldest, dedicated in 1763. Center displays tell the story of religious freedom and tolerance in Rhode Island. At the core of the Center's exhibits is President George Washington’s 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport. In his letter, Washington promised that the government of the United States would give “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” Washington's words were mean for everyone -- in 1790 and today.
Check this webpage for dates and times of tours: https://www.tourosynagogue.org/visit/hours-tours-tickets
Can't visit in person? Take a "virtual" tour by visiting the "Welcome" page at www.LoebVisitors.org
NOTE: The Visitors Center and Touro Synagogue are closed to the public when the Synagogue is operating as a house of worship and at other times. A complete schedule for the balance of 2019 may be found on the "Visit" page of www.tourosynagogue.org
The Loeb Visitors Center was constructed by the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, through the generous support of Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr.. The Loeb Center is operated by the Institute in collaboration with the Touro Synagogue Foundation and Congregation Jeshuat Israel at Touro Synagogue. To learn more about the George Washington Institute for for Religious Freedom, visit https://www.gwirf.org/