Newport History Starts Here!
Museum of Newport History at Brick Market
Hours: Open Daily 10 – 5
127 Thames Street, Newport, RI
The Museum & Shop at Brick Market is the departure point for walking tours and historic site tours.
Admission: Suggested donation of $4/adult and $2/child over age 5.
Located in the 1762 Brick Market (designed by Peter Harrison) our award-winning Museum is the perfect place to begin a visit to Newport. 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.
The Museum & Shop at Brick Market brings Newport’s unique and exciting story to life. Located on Washington Square, the Museum provides the whole family with an engaging introduction to the area’s rich history, architecture, and the stories of the people who have made Newport one of America’s most important historic cities.
- Exhibits feature James Franklin’s printing press, the figurehead from the yacht Aloha, photographs, furniture, colonial silver, paintings, objects of daily life and more, all from the collections of the Newport Historical Society.
- The men and women who have worked and played along Newport’s bustling waterfront
- The 17th century English settlers who started a community based on a religious toleration which shaped the town’s later history
- Newport’s Goddard-Townsend craftsmen, the finest furniture makers in America.
- Wealthy Americans who, along with gifted artists, writers, and architects, made Newport their summer resort during the Gilded Age.
- Year-round residents including African-Americans, Greeks, Irish, Italians, Jews, Portuguese, and Quakers.
- Board a reproduction 1890s omnibus to watch our Newport History Videos!
View a catalog of the exhibit by clicking the cover below.