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From its founding as a settlement for religious outcasts through the rise and fall of the colonial trade economy and up to its present as a premiere tourist destination, Newport’s varied history can be traced through the items of silver prized by its residents. We welcome you to explore this exhibit to learn more about silver as a reflection of Newport’s past.

This exhibit is free and open to the public.


Enjoy Gilded Age elegance at the Newport Mansions. Engaging audio tours tell the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked in these spectacular summer palaces. Called “cottages” by their owners, they reflect Gilded Age pageantry at its height. A warm welcome awaits.