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Tour of the Month: Colonial Jewish Newport
June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Jews of colonial Newport significantly influenced the city’s growth, trade and economy. Their presence and participation is an example of the religious diversity and acceptance that underscores the principle of tolerance. Hear the stories of several Jewish leaders, see where they lived and worked, and learn about their non-Jewish business colleagues and religious leaders who also played an important role in building a vibrant community before the American Revolution. This tour concludes at Touro Synagogue, the oldest existing synagogue in the United States. Learn about its history and significance from the colonial period to present day.
Purchase tickets and depart from the Museum of Newport History & Shop, 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI. For a full calendar of tours and to purchase tickets go to NewportHistoryTours.com or you can call 401-841-8770. Reservations are required as space is limited. Tour costs $20 per person, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with I.D.