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Rum & Revolution Tour with Rum Tasting*

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 11:00 am Museum of Newport History & Shop

From the thriving colonial rum trade through the temperance movement and Prohibition era smuggling, learn about the changing role of alcohol in the community. This tour ends with a Thomas Tew rum tasting at the historic White Horse Tavern. Optional:...

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