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National Museum of American Illustration

492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Admission for One, Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to 30% Off)

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Highlights

Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of more than 150 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

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Tina
2 ratings2 reviews
December 28, 2019
Great museum. Beautiful grounds.
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John
3 ratings3 reviews
November 23, 2019
A wonderful collection of art and sculpture housed in a beautiful space. The museum is just the right size to enjoy all of it in 2-3 hours.The docents were helpful and pleasant. We used the audio tablets and found them easy to use plus you could go back over the information to learn more about the artist or the piece. So glad we were able to spend part of an afternoon here.
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PamelaTOP REVIEWER
15 ratings7 reviews
November 4, 2019
Beautiful interior architecture and interesting collection.
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Barbara
3 ratings2 reviews
November 4, 2019
Amazing art and docent
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Eleanor
2 ratings1 reviews
October 5, 2019
What a great place to visit!
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Patricia
1 ratings1 reviews
September 16, 2019
Long drive Would have preferred a personal tour to explain illustrations. Many hung but audio only talks about a few
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JanetteTOP REVIEWER
62 ratings30 reviews
September 7, 2019
Ok. I was hoping for more Norman Rockwell illustrations and better audio tour. The mansions each did a wonderful job with the their audio tour. Here the flow to each room was not easy to follow. I finally turned off the audio and just looked.
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JEFFREYTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
109 ratings50 reviews
September 1, 2019
We visit this museum every year. Exceptional examples of illustration art that is not to be missed.
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What You'll Get

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  • $16 for one general-admission pass (up to $20 value)
  • $30 for two general-admission passes (up to $40 value)
  • $56 for four general-admission passes (up to $80 value)
  • Click here for the museum’s seasonal schedule.

Each general-admission pass includes an audio tour rental, which provides in-depth information about the history and architecture of Vernon Court as well as details about the paintings and artist bios.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Closed on Labor Day and 4th of July. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About National Museum of American Illustration

Before there were TVs, computers, video games, and smartphones, Americans turned to the most affordable form of entertainment—books. Along with periodicals such as the Saturday Evening Post, books seized America's attention not only with their words, but also with their unique illustrations. These works of art weren't just pretty pictures; rather, they captured significant moments in the ever-changing landscape of American culture.

The National Museum of American Illustration preserves these visual cultural records on its walls. Over the past four decades, its curators have been assembling the museum's American Imagist Collection, which boasts the largest number of original illustrated images by such notable artists as Maxfield Parrish and J.C. Leyendecker, as well as the second-largest number of Norman Rockwell images. It also showcases works from Howard Pyle, the "Father of American Illustration," N.C. Wyeth, Charles Dana Gibson, Howard Chandler Christy, John Falter, and more than 150 others.

The illustrations hang in Vernon Court, a building that could be considered a work of art itself. The turn-of-the-century French chateau–style mansion was built in 1898 by Carrère and Hastings, who designed the New York Public Library and U.S. Senate and House office buildings, among others. With a marble hall, petit salon, and ballroom that were modeled after Marie Antoinette's private suites at the Palace of Versailles, it's not surprising that many consider Vernon Court to be one of the most beautiful mansions in America.

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