Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Half Off)

Newport

98% of 188 Groupon Customers Recommend

Give as a Gift
Over 610 bought
Limited quantity available

Like a mirror, art reflects the beauty of the world around us, reveals who we truly are, and can contain a lot of naked people. Reframe your perspective with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $18 for two general-admission passes (up to a $36 value)
  • $36 for four general-admission passes (up to a $72 value)

The museum is open through September 1, Thursday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and after September 1 on Friday,11 a.m.–5 p.m. Click here for the seasonal schedule.

National Museum of American Illustration

The splendor of the Gilded Age emanates from Vernon Court, a turn-of-the-century French chateau–style mansion outfitted with marbled columns, a spiral staircase, and sunken gardens. But inside the building is another kind of treasure: the National Museum of American Illustration, which houses some of the country’s most revered illustrated works.

Hanging on the museum’s walls are original paintings and drawings from 145 renowned American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, all created between 1895 and 1945. Maxfield Parrish was known best for his book illustrations, filled with a particular shade of intense cobalt that became known as Parrish Blue. His whimsical paintings feature fairytale characters, such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, amid fantastic settings, such as lush gardens or neon-lit dance parties. Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings, meanwhile, told stories of everyday life, some humorous and others heartwarming, appearing in the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines.

National Museum of American Illustration

The splendor of the Gilded Age emanates from Vernon Court, a turn-of-the-century French chateau–style mansion outfitted with marbled columns, a spiral staircase, and sunken gardens. But inside the building is another kind of treasure: the National Museum of American Illustration, which houses some of the country’s most revered illustrated works.

Hanging on the museum’s walls are original paintings and drawings from 145 renowned American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, all created between 1895 and 1945. Maxfield Parrish was known best for his book illustrations, filled with a particular shade of intense cobalt that became known as Parrish Blue. His whimsical paintings feature fairytale characters, such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, amid fantastic settings, such as lush gardens or neon-lit dance parties. Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings, meanwhile, told stories of everyday life, some humorous and others heartwarming, appearing in the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “No photography allowed so leave your camera in the car. :)”

  • “Wonderful little jewel of a museum with a fantastic collection and grounds to match!”

  • “Watch the short video as it gives some good background. The room with the Ladies' Home Journal paintings is amazing -- looks like the room was made for them. ”


  1. 1

    Newport

    492 Bellevue Ave

    Newport, Rhode Island 02840

    401-851-8949

    Get Directions

In a Nutshell

Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be at least 5 years old to enter. Closed on Labor Day. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Classes and lessons, from horseback riding to wine tasting
Experiences that expand cultural awareness, such as museums, tours, and literature