Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of American Illustration Newport

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In a Nutshell

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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  • $20 for two general-admission passes (up to $40 value)
  • $40 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.

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.

Customer Reviews

This is a small museum but full of great illustrations and the house itself is beautiful.
Kathy T. · 3 days ago
Beautiful grounds, fabulous paintings. Love the audio tour and the fact you can go at your own pace. I highly recommend!!!!
Sarah M. · 8 days ago
Interesting museum in a beautiful setting!
Kristine B. · July 29, 2017

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