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The Breakers The Breakers- Located in Newport. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport’s summer ”cottages” and was built for Cornelius Vanderbilt II who was the Chairman and President of the New York Central Railroad. In 1893, he had a team of international craftsmen create a 70 room Italian REnaissance-style palazzo. The house is a National Historic Landmark.

Artillery Company of Newport - Chartered in 1741 by King George II of Great Britain, is today a ceremonial unit of the Rhode Island Militia, Council of Historic Military Commands. As such, the Company provides cannon salutes, color guards, and honor guards for official state and local ceremonies, as well as privately sponsored patriotic and veterans' events.

Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant - Established in 1983 and has been a favorite with locals and tourists ever since. A family-run business that caters to your needs as if you were a member of the family.

Newport Mansions - Explore eleven properties, representing more than 250 years of social and architectural history in the city that was America's First Resort. Colonial, Victorian, the Gilded Age-Newport has it all, and the Preservation Society offers tour packages to meet every budget and interest.

Whitehorne House - Features some of the best examples of Newport and Rhode Island furniture from the late 18th century. View examples of work by craftsmen from the renowned Townsend and Goddard workshops, including artisan Benjamin Baker.

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County - Promotes art and culture in Newport County. The Alliance aims to enhance the quality of life in Newport County for both residents and visitors by cultivating a healthy cultural environment.

Museum of Yachting at IYRS - Dedicated to the preservation of yachting traditions and heritage. The Museum has a 10,000 square foot collection of yachts, artifacts and exhibits which interpret the sport and its history. The Museum is located at Fort Adams State Park, overlooking beautiful Newport Harbor.

International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum - Exhibits present a comprehensive history of tennis, beginning with its medieval roots and culminating in today's fast paced world-wide game. The complex also contains a Museum shop, court tennis court, and 13 grass courts - all open to the public.

Museum & Shop at Brick Market - Located in the 1762 Brick Market, this award-winning Museum is the perfect place to begin a visit to Newport. The Museum provides the whole family with an engaging introduction to the area's rich history and the beauty of its architecture.

Old Colony & Newport Scenic Railroad - Sit Back, relax, and enjoy the salt air breeze as you travel along the cozy west shore of Aquidneck island (Newport RI) in an open platform coach built 1904 or an 1884 parlor car.

Green Animals Topiary Garden Green Animals Topiary Garden- Located in Portsmouth. Green Animals is the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the United States. There are more than 80 pieces of topiary throughout the gardens including animals, birds and geometric figures. Open seasonally.

Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center - A business with a sense of style and glamour based on history. Known for showing the best movies available, movies that are hand selected to play to the discriminating taste of our audience.

Fort Adams - Make history come alive for every member of your family. Just a short drive or a water taxi ride across Newport Harbor stands the largest coastal fortification in the United States. Visit this engineering and architectural masterpiece to see where the soldiers lived, enter the casemates, explore the tunnel system, and climb the bastions for breathtaking views.

Prescott Farm - Feel history come alive at this charming country setting featuring an 1812 windmill and other historic buildings.

Belcourt Castle - Experience a Belcourt Castle tour. Whether you prefer to tour this elegant castle, with its medieval flavor, or walk among the many spirits of the past during a Ghost Tour, Belcourt Castle offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and enjoy the atmosphere of the Gilded Age. By day or by night, it is truly a unique experience.

Redwood Library & Athenaeum - The oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country. Founded in 1747 by forty-six proprietors upon the principle of 'having nothing in view but the good of mankind,' its mission continues over 250 years later.

Newport Art Museum - The museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets historic and contemporary visual arts of the highest quality with an emphasis on the rich artistic heritage of Newport, the state of Rhode Island and southeastern New England. The Museum is housed in three buildings on a 2-acre campus with exhibitions, lectures, concerts, special events, an art school and two shops.

National Museum of American Illustration - Restores, conserves, researches provenance, exhibits and interprets its unique collection of original art works. Art works include pieces created by artist/illustrators such as Maxfield Parrish, Charles Dana Gibson, Howard Pyle, Norman Rockwell, NC Wyeth, Jessie Willcox Smith, JC Leyendecker and others.

Whitehall Museum House - Set on the remnants of an eighteenth century farm. Its first resident, Dean George Berkeley, enlarged the first dwelling to become a country manor house in 1729. He chose the Palladian style for its prominent double front doors, making it one of the first vernacular buildings in America to use such a detail.

Norman Bird Sanctuary - A 450 acre wildlife refuge offering over 7 miles of hiking trails. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the woods or hike to the top of Hanging Rock to a breathtaking view of the ocean and surrounding areas. A wide variety of educational programs are offered for all age groups. A trailside museum and the Barn Owl Gift Shop are also available for browsing.

Cliffwalk - World famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shore line with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. Wildflowers, birds, geology ... all add to this delightful Walk.