Experience the 1777 British Occupation Living History Event!

Newport Historical Society's 1777 British Occupation Living History EventWatch as the past comes to life before your very eyes at the Newport Historical Society’s 1777 British Occupation Living History Event! The Redcoats are coming – August 26, 2017 in Newport, RI!

Prior to the Revolutionary War, Newport had a booming economy and was the fifth largest city in the American colonies. Then, December 1776, British troops arrived, dramatically altering Newport’s future. A large percentage of residents fled the city. Those who stayed behind faced a three-year occupation and growing tensions between loyalists and British troops. (more…)

Discover the 10th Annual Newport Antiques Show

The Newport Antiques Show 2016The Newport Antiques Show is one of America’s biggest, upscale antiques events, attracting some of the industry’s most distinguished antiques dealers, and collectors like you – July 22 – July 24, 2016 in Newport, RI!

Not your ordinary antiques event and miles above your average “flea market masquerading as an antiques show” affair, the annual Newport Antiques Show is always worth attending. Add in the fact that this is the 10th anniversary of one of the country’s biggest and most prestigious antiques shows, and you have an event no collector should miss. (more…)

Step Into the Past on a Newport History Tour

Newport History Tour

Start off your Newport history tour with a visit
to the Brick Market: Museum & Shop

There’s so much more to historic Newport than Gilded Age mansions and the best way to learn about the significant role the city played in American history is on a Newport History Tour.

You can’t come to a place rich in history like Newport and not take a walking tour. Most people don’t realize how significant the area was in America’s early days. A Newport history tour will introduce you to times long gone by but whose echoes are still heard today. (more…)