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Newport Walking Tours
Rogues and Rakes of the Gilded Age
This walk will focus on the characters of Newport who lived in, or frequented, the area during the period of history referred to as The Gilded Age. You'll hear stories of the people who owned the "summer cottages," as well as stories about the staff who made the running of these estates possible, and the architects and artists who designed them. The walk is roughly 1.5 miles long and lasts about 2 hours. As this is a private tour, the length of the walk can be customized to your preferences.
Recommended starting location: Outside Rough Point on Bellevue Ave.
(please be aware there is extremely limited public parking near Bellevue Ave. We recommend taking the #67 trolley or Uber/Lyft)
The Quieter Side of Newport
Step off the beaten path and hear about the history of the downtown Newport area while staying away from the crowds. This walk will leave the busy waterfront district and Thames St. area to highlight the colonial history of Newport and Rhode Island. You will see architecture from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, including buildings visited by George Washington and homes of early abolitionists. Along the way you'll hear stories about the historical figures that helped to shape the Newport that we know today. This walk is approximately 1 mile and last about an hour and thirty minutes.
Recommended starting location: outside the Newport Gateway Center
Slave Trade, Slavery, and Abolition in Rhode Island
Rhode Island played a major role in the Atlantic slave trade, and continued to support the institution of slavery long after the trade was ended. This walk through downtown Newport will discuss this history along with Abolitionist endeavors of the area. Walk is roughly 1.5-2 hours long.
Recommended starting location: Long Wharf near the harbor.
Newport For Kids
This walk will focus on Rhode Island during the Colonial period by highlighting several buildings and structures in the downtown Newport area. Walk is roughly one hour long. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.
Walk Price: $150
Slave Trade, Slavery, and Abolition in RI- For Kids
Rhode Island played a major role in the Atlantic slave trade, and continued to support the institution of slavery long after the trade was ended. This walk through downtown Newport will discuss this history along with Abolitionist endeavors of the area. Walk is roughly 1.5-2 hours long. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.
Walk Price: $200
Providence Walking Tours
Providence History and Highlights
Stroll the beautiful and historic East Side of Providence to learn about Roger Williams and the founding of the city of Providence and the colony of Rhode Island. The walk continues downcity to explore the modern city that Providence has become. The walk is roughly 1.5 miles long and takes about an hour and a half. Please be advised that there is a very steep hill on the East Side.
Self-Guided Audio Tours
Ocean Drive Self-Guided Driving Audio
This tour will guide you along Ocean Drive with step by step directions using GPS tracking within the Voicemap App, while I explain what you're passing and discuss Newport history. A great introduction to the sites and stories of Newport! Once purchased, you can listen to this tour as many times as you'd like.
Tour Price: $9.99
Newport's Gilded Age Self-Guided Walking Audio
Enjoy in-depth juicy stories of Newport's Gilded Age as you stroll past the historic homes that make Newport famous! Or, simply enjoy from home as a virtual tour. The tour offers step by step audio directions based on GPS tracking within the Voicemap app, and my voice telling you stories along the way. Once purchased, you can listen to this tour as many times as you'd like.
Tour Price: $7.99