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There were several colonial era buildings in the Washington Square Historic District with the Old Colony House of the most interest to us. In addition to being the 4th oldest still existing state house, it has a colorful history that includes the reading of the...More
Rhode Island once had a unique system of having state houses in several cities. Newport had one of these statewide state houses. Today all state government is in Providence.
It's worth a visit. The main floor is just a large open space now, but don't...More
In my fascination with Newport’s Gilded Age mansions, I had overlooked the many other facets of the city’s history until we heard of tours offered through the Newport Historical Society. They can be booked, and leave from, the Society’s museum and gift shop in Brick...More
We toured the Colony House by purchasing tickets at the Museum of Newport History (aka Brick Market) and we are so glad we did! Matthew (Newport Historical Society) was a wonderful docent and very knowledgeable on all things revolving around this property as well as...More