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Road to Independence & The Colony House


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Tour of the Month presented by Newport History Tours

Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American  Revolution. Visit the Colony House, built in 1739 for RI’s colonial government this historic building served as barracks for the British Army and a hospital for the French troops. The tour includes the upstairs chambers and the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington.

Tours cost $20 per person, $15 Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military with ID; $5 for children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended as space is limited. Departs from the Brick Market: Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI. 401-841-8770.