National Museum of American Art
Welcome to the National Museum of American Illustration, where artworks from the ‘Golden Age of American Illustration’ are presented in the ‘Gilded Age’ architectural frame of Vernon Court (1898). Visitors can appreciate the American Imagist Collection as a medley of beautiful pictures, but also as an historical overview of our unique culture. The adjacent Stoneacre grounds, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the legendary first American landscape architect (designer of Central Park, the White House grounds, the National Park System, many Newport estates, and other notable projects) are to be restored, revitalized and preserved along with the dedication of a Memorial Arch in honor of Louis I. Kahn, the greatest American architect of the second half of the 20th century. Vernon Court 492 Bellevue Avenue Newport Rhode Island 02840
Make history come alive for every member of your family. Just a short drive or a water taxi ride across Newport Harbor stands the largest coastal fortification in the United States. Visit this engineering and architectural masterpiece to see where the soldiers lived, enter the casemates, explore the tunnel system, and climb the bastions for breathtaking views. Consider renting the Fort with its 6-acre parade field or North lawn on the water for your special function. Watch for our upcoming special events including military reenactments, music festivals, and classic vehicle shows. From 1824 to 1950 Fort Adams housed generations of our soldiers, today it still stands ready for your enjoyment.
Fort Adams Trust
Eisenhower House - 1 Lincoln Drive - Fort Adams State Park - Newport, RI 02840
International Tennis Hall of Fame
One of the country’s finest sports museums
The International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum, housed in the historic Newport Casino, is an uncommon example of sporting excellence. The entire history of the sport, dating from the 12th Century through today, is chronicled within its 18 galleries. The Museum encompasses over 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, momentous videos, and popular memorabilia of tennis champions past and present. The Museum’s permanent collection alone contains over 15,000 objects. The Library and Information Research Center has upwards of 5,000 books; over 1,000 tapes and films; more than 100,000 photo images, and an abundant collection of magazines, programs, periodicals, posters, and personal player memorabilia.
American tournament tennis began in 1881 in Newport, Rhode Island -- more than 125 years ago -- when the first U.S. National Lawn Tennis Championships were played. This tournament, which evolved into today’s US Open, was played at the Casino until 1915, when it moved to Forest Hills, New York. However, Newport’s historic tennis tradition continues each summer when the Hall of Fame presents the only professional tennis events played on grass in the United States. The Hall of Fame is truly distinguished from other sports museums because tennis is still played on the grounds and virtually every historic champion has graced its beautiful grass courts.
Dreams Of Yesterday, Dreams For Today . In 2007 Belcourt Castle celebrates 50 years open to visitors.
Offering one of the best guided tours in Newport
Belcourt Castle (1891-1894) is a 60-room mansion designed by Richard Morris Hunt for a bachelor Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, who inherited 60 million dollars from his father August Belmont, American Rothschild banking representative. In 1896 Oliver Belmont married Alva Smith Vanderbilt, just divorced from William K. Vanderbilt, Belmont’s friend and business partner. Oliver died in 1908 and Alva, with architect John Russell Pope, redesigned the first floor. She resided in Belcourt summers on and off until her death in 1933. The Hon. Perry Belmont, Oliver’s brother, sold Belcourt, all of the land and original Belmont furnishings in 1940. The Tinney Family brought the castle to life in 1956 after 16 years unoccupied. They furnished it with their collections of antiques and art treasures from 37 Newport mansions and 33 countries around the world.
Belcourt Castle is the only Newport museum house with the owner, Mrs. Donald Tinney, in residence. She often greets visitors when she is home.
657 Bellevue Avenue
Newport Rhode Island, 02840
Touro Synagogue, which was dedicated in 1763, is the USA's oldest synagogue. This architectural jewel was designed by Peter Harrison, America's most famous 18th century architect and is considered his finest effort.