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Touro Synagogue

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The oldest Synaogue in the USA

Visiting this place will not take you long time. If you do not attend a service you will be... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elle_Ventrouge
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Helsinki, Finland
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Well Worth a Visit

Of course we had to go, it's in the National Parks Passport. We were lucky to find a close by... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kitsaattheshore
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Dedicated in 1763, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
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72 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2931
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting this place will not take you long time. If you do not attend a service you will be permitted entering the Synaogue on tour only. The tour costs $12. Keep it in mind that the last one starts at 1:30pm and no tours are...More

1  Thank Elle_Ventrouge
Reviewed 6 days ago

Of course we had to go, it's in the National Parks Passport. We were lucky to find a close by parking spot. Whet into the Loeb Visitors Center & got our tickets & passport stamp, ask for it, it isn't out. There is a welcoming...More

2  Thank Kitsaattheshore
Reviewed 1 week ago

The synagogue is very unique. The Touro Synagogue was built in 1763 and is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States, the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America, and the only surviving synagogue building in the U.S. dating to the...More

1  Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can take as much or as little time as you want. There's a very short introductory film, and you can wander the museum before and/or after the tour of the synagogue itself. There isn't much walking, so it's suitable for those who have trouble...More

Thank lorricb42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the tour. Well worth it as it only takes about a half hour It is the oldest standing Synagogue in the United States Learn all about the history and the people who were part of it

Thank PeterLongIsland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest standing Jewish Synagogue in the nation is in Newport, R. I. They have tours throughout the week for$12 and $10 seniors. The tour is educational with a short video at the beginning. The building is very well preserved and taken care of. It...More

Thank Sallyanne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its worth taking the short tour of this american jewish treasure. the new visitors center is lovely.

Thank risagrimaldi g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn’t able to go inside because the synagogue was just about closed for the day, but I did wander around the gardens out from and read some interpretive panels for a little while. The story of how this congregation came to Newport is a...More

Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This synagogue and visitor center will give you an excellent primer in the Jewish history of the city, which was very interesting. You can only visit the synagogue with a tour, but it is a quick and very informative one. We had a lovely guide...More

Thank Lasa88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To enter the synagogue you need to take a guided tour and learn about the oldest synagogue which is v well preserved. Videos and other exhibits are in the visitors centre

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cwduo
3 June 2018|
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Response from Lynette K | Reviewed this property |
We drove to the synagogue as part of a day trip from Providence. We bought the tour on arrival. Make sure you check the website and go when it’s open!
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mittelman
26 April 2017|
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Response from Bobbie W | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to call the synagogue or see if hours are listed on their website.
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ruben2121
15 January 2017|
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Response from Meryle C | Property representative |
Yes we are open for tours on Sunday, January 15th from 12-2 with the last tour at 1:30. Our visitors center opens at 11:30 and closes at 2:30. Entrance fees range from $8-$12 with no charge for children 13 and younger.
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