Museum & Shop

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Important Notice: History at Home

As of Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Museum & Shop will be closed, pending the establishment of a reliable and available testing method for Covid-19, or a reduction in risk of infection.

In an effort to continue to make Newport’s endlessly interesting history accessible to all, the Newport Historical Society and the Museum of Newport History have launched a virtual tour of our exhibit space:

 

This tour was made possible through the efforts of Peter Hanney of Hanney Property Solutions, who contributed Matterport digitization of the Museum of Newport History,
and Jessika Davis, who arranged digital exhibit text. 

The Museum of Newport History is free to the public year-round, which is made possible through the generous donations of our patrons and visitors. While the Museum is closed,  donations may be made online by clicking the link below. The online branch of the Museum Shop will remain open and is available 24 hours a day at shopnewporthistory.com

Shipping Only $1.

 

Newport History Starts Here!

Located in the 1762 Brick Market designed by Peter Harrison, our award-winning Museum is the perfect place to begin a visit to Newport. The Museum provides the whole family with an engaging introduction to the area’s rich history and the beauty of its architecture. Glimpse the lives of the people–past and present–who have made Newport one of America’s most historic cities. Open daily, the Museum & Shop at Brick Market is an information center and departure point for guided walking tours.

Exhibits feature James Franklin’s printing press, the figurehead from the yacht Aloha, photographs, furniture, colonial silver, paintings, objects of daily life and more, all from the collections of the Newport Historical Society.

Video courtesy of Tom Palleschi 

Admission Info

127 Thames St., Newport, RI | 401-841-8770
Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm
$5 suggested donation

Featured Museum Items

  • Overmantle Painting of the Potter Family

    Rhode Island, ca. 1740, Oil on wood
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  • Franklin Printing Press

    London, late 1600s, Elm and metal
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  • Figurehead from the Yacht Aloha

    America, 1910, Oak and paint
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Current Exhibits

On display at the Brick Market and Resource Center
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