Newport Historical Society to Host American Revolution Walking Tour
Monday, July 17, 2017
The walking tour will take place on Saturday, August 26 starting at 2 p.m. from the Brick Market Museum and Shop.
Starting at the Brick Market Museum the tour will show off Newport as it was in 1777 with enemies and allies living right next to each other. Tourists will learn about the city’s rum trade and path to rebellion that ended in the American Revolution.
The tour will make its way through Washington Square where there will be a reenactment of the summer of 1777 and the British Occupation of Newport will be ongoing.
The walking tour comes to an end at the White Horse Tavern where tourists will have the opportunity to sample rum in a reproduction standard sized Royal Navy cup used in the 18th century.
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657 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Experience the massive restoration effort preserving this Richard Morris Hunt designed mansion that was commissioned by Oliver Belmont in 1891. Guided tours are available by reservation only and take place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m.
1 Alexander Road, Portsmouth
Ride the rails on pedal powered 'rail explorers' - pedal powered bike/vehicle hybrids which ride on railroad tracks. All explorers leave at the same time and each group enjoys the freedom of the outdoors and the magic of the railroad at their own pace. The explorers are easy to ride and children are welcome.
1847 W. Main Road, Portsmouth
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26 Waites Wharf, Newport
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680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
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548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
This exhibit on the second-floor gallery at Rosecliff features 42 original pieces from Cardin's private archives that document and celebrate his career from the 1950s through his 2016 spring/summer collection. Included will be his most memorable designs, including 1960s space-age looks from the Cosmocorps collection, unisex jumpsuits created for the 1972 Olympics, and the technologically advanced Cardine dress, made of thermo-formed fabric, that was worn by Lauren Bacall in 1968.
Fort Adams, Newport
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548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
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