HERITAGE & TOURS
December 6, 2013
Musicians Mary Audette, Alan Bradbury, and Everett Brown perform traditional holiday songs on a variety of acoustic instruments in an evening of folksy holiday music and banter in this amazing high style Victorian house, decked for the holidays. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar. Limited seating, reservations highly recommended....More
December 14, 2013
The Federal Hill Commerce Association announces the Annual Christmas Stroll that will take place on Saturday, December 14th from 4:30-6:30pm. Rain,Snow or Shine! Festivities ...More
December 14, 2013
Celebrating the Holidays conjures up images of Christmas carols, gift-giving, mistletoe, wreaths and the like. But were the Browns really decking the halls and celebrating with all ...More
December 5-December 26, 2013
Blithewold is now offering weekly guided tours of the beautifully decorated Mansion during the Christmas at Blithewold season. Each year, the Mansion features a new theme. Then the ...More
December 7-December 27, 2013
UnDecked Halls offers visitors a behind-the-scenes tour of the first floor of Rough Point, an English Manorial style mansion owned by Doris Duke. The tour provides an authentic view ...More
January 5, 2014
Former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Frank Williams will speak about Rhode Island's connection with Lincoln and the Civil War in 1863....More
November 29, 2013-January 5, 2014
Christmas at Blithewold has a new theme every year. The Mansion is open for touring Tuesday through Sunday 11a.m. - 5 p.m. Buy your admission tickets online or at the door.
November 11, 2013-January 31, 2014
War, deception and art come together in The Ghost Army of WWII – Artists of Deception, a unique exhibit on display at the Museum of Work and Culture from November 11, 2013 to ...More
|Joseph Coduri Granite Company--A Twentieth Century Company|
John B. Coduri will share historic photos as he illustrates his talk about the Joseph Coduri Granite Company. He will also show pictures of some of the outstanding monuments produced on Oak Street.
|Babcock-Smith House Museum||02/02/14||Westerly|
|Newport Gallery Night|
The Newport Gallery Organization is comprised of 25 members who offer original works from local artists as well as from artisans around the world. Contemporary, historic, traditional and avant-garde peices may be purchased sales tax free throughout Newport.
Newport Gallery Night, sponsored by the Gallery Organization is held the second Thursday of every month from 5 until 8 in the evening at the galleries. The map and brochure, created by members of the Organization, can be used...
|Newport Art Galleries||09/08/10-|
|Museum Of Work & Culture|
The Museum of Work & Culture is a true community museum, managed by the Rhode Island Historical Society, supported by volunteers, the city of Woonsocket, and the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission. It exhibits the culture of the French-Canadian residents of the area, the broad story of the other ethnic communities of the Valley, and the role that work and organized labor played in the shaping of these Rhode Islanders’ lives. The museum...
|Rhode Island Historical Society||02/10/12-|
|Museum & Shop at Brick Market|
The Museum provides the whole family with an engaging introduction to the area’s rich history, architecture, and the stories of the people who have made Newport one of America’s most important historic cities.
|Newport Historical Society||01/02/12-|
|Greenvale Vineyards Tour & Tasting|
Includes 7 different wines and the wine glass
|Museum of Natural History |
The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island's only natural history museum and is home to the state's only public planetarium. For more than a century the Museum has served as a unique educational, scientific and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibitions, workshops and presentations that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people.
The Museum houses collections containing over one quarter million objects pertaining to natural and cultural...
|Museum of Natural History & Planetarium||02/10/12-|
|Newport Vineyards Tour|
Newport Vineyards is the largest grower of wine grapes in New England and is recognized as a landmark attraction in Newport County and continues the tradition of growing quality wines on preserved farmland.
|Tour The Steel Yard|
COME VISIT THE YARD...
Free public tours meet every Wednesday at noon in our office at 27 Sims Ave. We are located on the first floor of the brick building halfway down the street on the left.
They are a great way to find out more about our programs and facilities. The tours are given by a different staff member each week, and last between half to a full hour.
Please contact our office in advance for group tours.
|The Steel Yard||02/29/12-|
|Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour|
Hear stories of revolution, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newport's diverse people.
|Newport Historical Society||04/01/12-|
|Roger Williams Park Botanical Center|
The Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park is the largest public indoor display gardens in New England, encompassing approximately 12,000 square feet of indoor gardens.
The City of Providence began plans for the Botanical Center in 2000. The Center opened its doors in March 2007 and was voted "Best Urban Oasis" in its first year by the Editor's Poll in Rhode Island Monthly magazine. It is the largest public indoor-display gardens in New England, encompassing approximately...
|Providence Public Library Special Collections Tour|
Looking for a fun opportunity to learn a bit about some of the Library's unique treasures? Join our Special Collections Librarian Jordan Goffin for an introductory tour of PPL's Special Collections. Tours will be offered weekly on Fridays at 3:00 pm. No need for an appointment. Simply come to the Special Collections department on the third floor.
|Providence Public Library||01/06/12-|
|Babcok-Smith House Museum Tours|
The Georgian Mansion (circa 1734) is the former home of the Babcocks and Smiths. The mansion is elegantly furnished with pieces reflecting the Colonial Babcock years, the Victorian Smith years, and colonial restoration of 1928. Historians and antique-lovers alike will enjoy all the museum has to offer!
|Linden Place Tours|
Linden Place mansion built in 1810 by the seafaring General George DeWolf, is open for visitors from May 2nd until October 11th, during the month of December, or by appointment.
Guided tours of the estate, featured in the film The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, will be given May through Columbus Day, Thursday - Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and occasional Sundays. Tours by appointment are available November through April by calling 401-253-0390.
|Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum|
Our exhibits focus on Southern New England highlighting the Narragansett Tribe. Learn about the amazing life of a real Rhode Island hero, the prominent marathon runner and Olympic athlete Ellison "Tarzan" Brown, who was first and foremost a Narragansett.
Explore Narragansett history through The Pursuit of Happiness: An Indigenous View which reflects on the denial of our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The exhibit focuses on Education, Spirituality,...
|Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum||07/24/12-|
|Visit Arnold House|
Arnold House is a rare surviving example of a stone-ender, a once-common building type featuring a massive chimney end wall. Built by Eleazer Arnold in 1693, the house features stone work that reflects the origins and skills of the settlers who emigrated from the western part of England.
Arnold, a landowner with a wife and ten children, secured a license for a “Publick House.” Tavern customers were probably served in the great room or hall of the house. The structure has...
|Private Candlelight Dinners @ The Babcock-Smith House |
Includes a tour of the Museum House. Tickets are $50 per person. Enjoy a delicious five-course meal, cooked and served by Museum docents.
|Babcock-Smith House Museum||08/13/13-|