The mafia teaches each made man that the best bars are password protected, the best guns are named Tommy, and the best shoes are made from either fine leather or coarse cement. Immerse yourself in mob life with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to the Newport Gangster Tour (up to a $30 value), which steps off from the Dueling Piano Bar on East Fifth Street near The Syndicate. Tours depart on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. and on Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
The Newport Gangster Tour uncovers intriguing historical knowledge about Newport’s sullied past, revealing bygone misdeeds of the city's gamblers, gunmen, and ladies of the night. Over the course of eight blocks and 90 minutes, knowledgeable tour guides illuminate Newport’s crime-ridden history with entertaining anecdotes, highlighting the city's connection to some of the nation’s most notorious criminals, the tales of long-shuttered brothels and casinos, and the reason bank robbers used to carry live rabbits for good luck. Though tours cover the steamy side of history, guides keep stories suitable for historians of all ages. Camera-toting visitors schedule post-walk photo ops with the tour's gangster guides, antique weaponry, or holographic replica of Eliot Ness.
Newport is Haunted Tour
The sounds of country music and stomping boots emanate from Bobby Mackey's Music World most nights. But if you're unlucky, it's rumored you might hear something else—perhaps cries of "Get out!" or even "My head! My head!"
To learn why, just consult the cloak-clad guides of the Newport is Haunted Tour and follow their lanterns along Newport's shadowy streets. Over the course of 90–120 minutes, they'll share sinister tales of unsettling phenomena ranging from murders and suicides to a pothole that lies in wait for unsuspecting drivers.