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…)
The 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…)
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…)