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  • Walking Tour: French in Newport

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Summer with the Newport Historical Society


The NHS is looking forward to a busy summer! With a calendar full of living-history events, lectures, and the much-anticipated return of the Newport Show, Newport’s endlessly interesting history has never been more accessible.

Watch this space for regular updates on our upcoming programs!

Living History Events

Our History Space programs include high-quality living history reenactments, traditional trade and craft demonstrations, and workshops.

French in Newport Living History Weekend

Thousands of French troops landed in Newport in July 1780 starting an occupation that lasted for nearly a year. The presence of this new ally represented a turning point in the American Revolution.

This summer, the Newport Historical Society will showcase aspects of this pivotal point in American history during the French in Newport living history weekend, a three-day event that showcases life in 1780 America, on the weekend of July 8 – July 10, 2022.

Click here for more details!

The Newport Show

Save the date for the 2022 Newport Show! On July 30-31, 2022, the Newport Historical Society is pleased to host the in-person return of the Newport Show, one of the most distinguished antiques and fine art shows across the country. For more information, visit:

The Newport Show

Newport History Tours

Let Newport History Tours’ guides introduce you to the city’s five centuries of American history.

Newport History Tours continues to offer small groups for a better tour experience. Because group size is limited, most tours sell-out so it’s best to plan your visit and purchase tickets in advance.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available by visiting

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