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Newport's Famous Scenic Ten Mile Ocean Drive

Newport's Famous Scenic Ten Mile Ocean Drive
Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours > Cultural Tour
$28
Duration: 90 minutes
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Newport's Famous Scenic Ten Mile Drive(approximately 1.5 hrs.)

Soak in the beauty of the Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and the Summer residences of many prominent people, take a look at the Seventeenth century buildings and the marvelous mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Enjoy our latest GPS technology enabled tour details along with live narration..

Newport's Famous Ten Mile Ocean Drive is offered at 10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4 pm during the summer. During this 90 minutes trolley ride guest will enjoy spectacular sightseeing and learn about American history. The start of the American Industrial Revolution is often attributed to Samuel Slater who opened the first textile industrial mill in the United States in 1790  was right here in Rhode Island!

Guests will have a choice to stop over for pictures..

Enjoy this fully narrated bus tour with details on residences of prominent people such as the Watts Sherman House, Kingscote, McCauley Hall and Belcourt Castle. Learn about:

  • Architectural History 1640-1915: Richard Morris Hunt, Richard Munday, McKim, Mead & White
  • Colony House where the death of King George II was announced
  • Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House: oldest house in Newport
  • Touro Synagogue: oldest surviving synagogue in North America
  • Redwood Library: the first public library in America
  • Newport Naval Academy
  • Hammersmith Farm built for John W. Auchincloss (1887): the unofficial Summer White House of John F. Kennedy
  • We'll also catch a glimpse of Newport’s Famous Trees such as Beech Trees, Copper Beech, Weeping Beech and Turkey Oak trees, and hear legendary stories like how Mr. Gordon Bennet, New York Herald publisher, and Augustus Candy made an interesting wager that got them kicked out of The Reading Room!

Newport's Famous Scenic Ten Mile Drive(approximately 1.5 hrs.)

Soak in the beauty of the Ten-Mile Ocean Drive and the Summer residences of many prominent people, take a look at the Seventeenth century buildings and the marvelous mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Enjoy our latest GPS technology enabled tour details along with live narration..