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From Colonial to Gilded Age
Newport | USA |
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This tour explores the years between the Revolutionary War and the Gilded Age. These decades witnessed a remarkable transformation as Newport, ravaged by the war, unexpectedly became a popular resort town.

Thanks to the vision of early developers, the experimentation of architects, and the hype generated by the artists who summered here, the community underwent dramatic changes in architecture, economy, population and ideologies. By exploring these in-between years, visitors who have seen Newport’s colonial neighborhoods and the mansions will come to understand how Newport went from Golden Age to Gilded Age. The tour begins at the Museum of Newport History in the heart of Newport’s Old Quarter, then winds it’s way up hill towards the 19th century section of town and historic Bellevue Avenue. Some of the sites you will pass include the Colony House, the Barney Street burying ground, the Viking Hotel, the Muenchinger-King bilding, Redwood Library, Newport Art Museum, and the Old Stone Mill (aka Newport’s Mystery Tower).

At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to visit the Newport Historical Society's Museum and Shop at the Brick Market (please note that there is a suggested donation of $4 per adult and $2 per child over the age 5 if you wish to visit the museum). This award-winning institution provides people of all ages 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.

Please note: Tour does not make any interior visits.

Tour Size
Tour Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Museum of Newport History . Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes.
Guests must be able to walk on narrow, uneven sidewalks and in some places cobbled streets.

Item# Item Name Standard Price Special Price Number of Individuals Add
LNAUSNP451GLDGIL-EC From Colonial to Gilded Age-Children (Ages 5 to 12)
LNAUSNP451GLDGIL-EA From Colonial to Gilded Age-Number of Adults
$ 15.00
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