The best museums in Newport in September 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Newport, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Newport? These are the best ones:

  1. The Breakers1

    The Breakers

    Newport, RI
    The Breakers is a grand house that was owned by the renowned Vanderbilt family of Dutch origin. It is situated on Ochre Point Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, and offers a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. This historic building is now owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County and serves as a testament to the opulence of the Vanderbilt family.
  2. The Elms Mansion2

    The Elms Mansion

    Newport, RI
    The Elms is a grand mansion located in Newport, Rhode Island. It was constructed between the years 1899 and 1914, serving as a summer residence for the industrial magnate Edward Julius Berwind. The architect behind this magnificent structure was Horace Trumbauer.
  3. Marble House3

    Marble House

    Newport, RI
    Marble House is a museum located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. It is a significant historical site that offers visitors a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Vanderbilt family during the Gilded Age.
  4. Chateau-sur-mer Mansion4

    Chateau-sur-mer Mansion

    Newport, RI
    Chateau-sur-Mer is one of the first grand Bellevue Avenue mansions of the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island . Located at 424 Bellevue Avenue, it is now owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County and is open to the public as a museum. Chateau-sur-Mer's grand scale and lavish parties ushere
  5. International Tennis Hall of Fame5

    International Tennis Hall of Fame

    Newport, RI
    The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is a significant landmark located in the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. This historic site is not only a museum but also a hall of fame for the most influential figures in tennis. It offers a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the rich history of tennis and its notable personalities.
  6. National Museum of American Illustration6

    National Museum of American Illustration

    Newport, RI
    The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) is a unique institution that was established in 1998. It holds the distinction of being the first national museum dedicated solely to American illustration artwork. This focus allows the museum to provide a comprehensive and in-depth look at this particular art form, making it a unique destination for art enthusiasts.
  7. Newport Art Museum7

    Newport Art Museum

    Newport, RI
    Newport Art Museum was founded in 1912 on the belief that arts and culture have the power to bring diverse groups of individuals together, which ultimately promotes civic engagement and strengthens the social fabric of our communities. This core belief continues to guide our Museum’s direction today
  8. Naval War College Museum8

    Naval War College Museum

    Newport, RI
    The Naval War College Museum, located in Newport, Rhode Island, is one of the ten official museums in the United States managed by the US Navy. It operates under the guidance of the Naval History & Heritage Command and in collaboration with the Naval War College. This museum offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich naval history of the United States.
  9. Rosecliff Mansion9

    Rosecliff Mansion

    Newport, RI
    Rosecliff Mansion, located in Newport, Rhode Island, is a former grand bourgeois residence that has been converted into a museum. The mansion, built in the Beaux-Arts style, offers visitors a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  10. Artillery Company of Newport Military Museum10

    Artillery Company of Newport Military Museum

    Newport, RI
    The Newport Artillery Company maintains a museum within its historic armory. This museum houses an extensive collection of military uniforms from over 50 different nations, as well as several artillery pieces, including four bronze cannons cast for the state of Rhode Island by Paul Revere in 1798. Visitors can also view a portrait of President George Washington by Jane Stuart and a letter from President Washington to the Newport Artillery Company.

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