Newport Mansions Christmas Tours and Other 2018 Holiday Events

Newport Mansions Christmas Events 2018Rhode Island knows how to celebrate the holidays and the coming months are loaded with events. Few are as popular as the annual Newport Mansions Christmas Tour, however, beginning November 17th and running ’til January 1st, 2019.

Rhode Island’s Newport Mansions are always worth a visit. The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House are National Historic Landmarks and icons of America’s Gilded Age. Visiting them is like stepping back not only in time but also to some fabulous world of refined comfort and ease. This fantastic effect is more than doubled once these stunning, historical homes are decked out for the holidays.

The yuletide finery includes thousands of poinsettias, a forest of Christmas trees, sparkling silver, glimmering gold, wreaths, white candled windows, and so much more. All three mansions will be open daily for tours from November 17th, 2018 through January 1st, 2019.

Beyond all the spectacular decorations, a Newport Mansions Christmas also offers a variety of holiday events. (more…)

Step Back In Time With the Artillery Company of Newport

Artillery Company of NewportStep back in time with a visit to the the Artillery Company of Newport; the oldest military unit operating under its original charter in the United States!

The Artillery Company of Newport was the first chartered independent unit in the Rhode Island Militia. The Artillery Company of Newport was chartered in 1741 by the Rhode Island General Assembly. That’s during the reign of King George II, by the way – and they’re still serving to this day.

Let that sink in a moment. It’s not often you find a U.S. military unit that’s 276 years old (and counting)! (more…)

The Newport County Lighthouses of Rhode Island – Part 1

See the Newport County Lighthouses of Rhode Island! - Castle Hill Lighthouse

Castle Hill Lighthouse in Newport County, Rhode Island

People come to Newport County, Rhode Island for many reasons but one of the most common is all the beautiful Newport County lighthouses!

Lighthouses! If there is a more iconic and romantic coastal structure, I can’t think of it. Rhode Island is known for its lighthouses. This may be a small island be we have lots of coastline! There 21 lighthouses on Rhode Island: 13 are active and 8 are right here in Newport County!

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Attend The 15th Annual Newport Vineyards Spring Celebration!

Newport Vineyards Spring Celebration 2017It’s almost time for the 15th annual Newport Vineyards Spring Celebration! This popular celebration of the return of spring includes grape stomping, wine tasting, live music and more. Sunday, May 28th, 12 to 5pm.

Ah, spring. Is there any finer time of year? The weather is warming, bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming, and the coming months are filled with fun and sun. Newport Vineyards Spring Celebration celebrates this oncoming warmth and beauty with the release of some new wines – and we’re all invited to join in the fun! (more…)