Museum & Shop

Explore endlessly interesting exhibits and shop in our store

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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