All Available Tours
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.
This is available as two options; As a walking tour, viewing all mansions from the exterior - or a walking tour plus admission for two to the mansion of your choice (Parties larger than two can be accommodated, please contact me for customized price if interested in mansion admission, walk-only price is valid regardless of party size.) Walk with mansion admission included is roughly 3 hours long.
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: $75
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 one hour long. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.
Walk Price: $75
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.