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Walking Tour: Newport’s British Occupation

October 17, 2020

Purchase your tickets at NewportHistoryTours.org.  In 1777 as the Revolutionary War officially began, 7,000 British and Hessian soldiers invaded Newport creating an occupation that lasted ...

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POSTPONED Tour of the Month: Newport’s British Occupation

May 16, 2020

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. ...

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POSTPONED – Tour of the Month: The Limits of Tolerance: Religious Prejudice in Colonial Newport

April 18, 2020

Newport has had a well-deserved reputation for religious freedom since the 1600s. By the end of the 17th century congregations with widely varying beliefs and ...

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‘They Were Good Soldiers’ African-Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775-1783

October 10, 2019

Join the Newport Historical Society for a talk by author John Rees titled ‘They Were Good Soldiers’ African Americans Serving in the Continental Army, ...

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