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History Tours

There are many options for exploring the historical, architectural, social, and religious evolution of Newport from the 1600s through the Gilded Age.  We have a wealth of brochures and information available at the Jailhouse Inn and would be happy to help make arrangements upon your arrival.  Or you may wish to call these outfits directly for further information or to make a reservation. 
 
Walking Tours
 
Newport History Tours (401-841-8770) offers a variety of walking tours embarking from the Museum of Newport History, located just two blocks from the Jailhouse Inn.  The Jailhouse itself is a stop on at least one of their tours.  Themes of regularly-scheduled walking tours include:  Discover Colonial Newport,  The Road to Independence, Rogues and Scoundrels, and a Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport.  
 
Newport Ghost Tours (1-866-33GHOST) are popular, lantern-led, evening walks through for those interesting in sites of alleged haunts and ghostly legends.  They depart from within two blocks of the Jailhouse. 
 
Van/Bus/Trolley Tours
These may include Newport Mansions and the sights around Ocean Drive. They often depart from the Newport Visitors Center ("Discover Newport"), located just two blocks from the Jailhouse Inn.  
 
Viking Tours (401-847-6921)
Historic Tours of Newport (401-855-1942) 
Native Newporter Tours (401-662-1407)