Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with Newport the easy way with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a history tour of Newport for up to five people from Historic Tours of Newport (up to a $245 value).
Historic Tours of Newport’s knowledgeable guides shepherd guests through the scenic wonders of Rhode Island’s past with 90-minute tours. During each van-bound excursion, visitors learn about Newport’s storied 365-year history, beginning with Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson’s flight to escape the puritanical regime and gridlock of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Throughout the tour, clients marvel at the ancient remnants of Newport’s colonial past, including the first public library in America and the oldest surviving synagogue on the continent. As the tour travels along the beautiful Ten Mile Ocean Drive, stately mansions reveal Newport’s reputation as a retreat for celebrities, home for the well heeled, and breeding ground for feral butlers.
Historic Tours of Newport
Since 2007, the team behind Historic Tours of Newport has carefully consulted literature and publications documenting Newport’s heritage in its effort to chart engaging and enlightening van tours that propel passengers through more than 365 years of history. Expert guides dispense factoids about Newport’s social, religious, and architectural past on 60- to 90-minute Ten Mile Ocean Drive tours, which whisk visitors past a plentitude of sites including Bellevue Avenue’s 17th-century buildings and mansions, Chateau-sur-Mer’s dainty gardens, and the tree stump where town loon Humphreys McCaw declared himself king. Guests eager to peek inside one of myriad mansions detailed on the tour can opt for a Majestic Mansion tour, which permits escorted entry into one of six elegant manors during Ten Mile Ocean Drive excursions. Patrons purchasing private tours can additionally elect the two-hour Newport Now tour, which explores the city’s contemporary shopping malls, farmers' markets, and secret Redcoat-revivalist meeting places or custom design a tour around whatever sites and they yearn to behold.
23 America’s Cup Ave.
Newport, Rhode Island 02840