A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Prepare yourself for what’s ahead with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get two adult tickets to the Discover Colonial Newport tour from Newport History Tours (a $24 value). Tickets are $5 each for children 12 and under. Tours run daily at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. on Sundays) through October and depart from the Museum & Shop at Brick Market in Newport's Old Quarter.
The knowledgeable guides of Newport History Tours meander visitors through Newport’s colonial hot spots on the 75-minute walking tour, divulging historical tidbits and allowing participants glimpses into the ocean-adjacent burg’s storied past. Tour-goers stroll along quiet streets and learn about Newport’s exhaustive work for religious freedom for its residents, its myriad entrepreneurial endeavors, and its riotous tales of revolution against the British and interloping contractors who sought to disturb the ocean surf by building sidewalks on it.
Newport History Tours
When the Newport Historical Society and the Newport Restoration Foundation joined forces, the result was Newport History Tours. Founded to celebrate the region’s rich and vibrant history, Newport History Tours designed more than a dozen tours that explore the city’s landmarks, historic sites, and more than 300 pre-Revolutionary War–era buildings. The tours touch on just about every aspect of the city’s past, with themes that range from the colonial era and Golden Age to prohibition smuggling, historical criminals, and lantern-lit holiday strolls.
127 Thames St.
Newport, Rhode Island 02840