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Walking Tour: Newport’s British Occupation
May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$15
In 1777 as the Revolutionary War officially began, 7,000 British and Hessian soldiers invaded Newport creating an occupation that lasted for nearly 3 years. Join an expert tour guide wearing an authentic 18th century British military uniform and explore the sites and stories of the soldiers and citizens affected during this time.
This hour-long walking tour departs outside of the Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market, located at the foot of Washington Square, 127 Thames Street, Newport RI. Attendees can look for a sandwich board sign indicating the departure point next to the building.
Tours cost $20 per person, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military. Tickets must be purchased in advance at NewportHistoryTours.org/.
All tours follow social distancing guidelines with participants wearing a cloth or medical face mask and participants must maintain six feet apart from anyone outside of their “quaranteam.” Tour groups will not exceed ten participants and visitors will be asked a series of screening questions to ensure the health of everyone attending. For more details visit NewportHistoryTours.org or call the Museum of Newport History & Shop at 401-841-8770.