It is the mission of the Newport Historical Society to collect and preserve the artifacts, photographs, documents, publications and genealogical records that relate to the history of Newport County, Rhode Island; to make these materials readily available for both research and enjoyment; and to act as a resource center for the education of the public about the history of Newport County, and its pre-eminent position in American history, so that knowledge of the past may contribute to a fuller understanding of the present.
Please visit our Museum of Newport History & Shop at the Brick Market. The Museum provides the whole family with an engaging introduction to the area’s rich history and the beauty of its architecture. Glimpse the lives of the people–past and present–who have made Newport one of America’s most historic cities. Open daily, the Museum & Shop at Brick Market is an information center and departure point for guided walking tours. Admission is a suggested donation of $4/adult and $2/child over age 5.
Properties owned or managed by the NHS are open for scheduled tours. They can also be rented for private events; please contact us for more information. These properties are: the Seventh Day Meeting House, The Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, The Great Friends Meeting House, The Colony House and The Brick Market.