Walking Tours and Bus Excursions

10 Apr 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet in Lobby

Walking Tours and Bus Excursions

Get to know some of Newport’s neighborhoods and historic sites before the conference gets underway. All sites and tours are free with a conference badge, which will be available for pick-up at the registration desk starting at noon on April 10.  More information and tour times, after the jump.


Tour Newport’s neighborhoods at risk of inundation and other historic sites

Keeping History Above Water attendees can visit Rough Point, an NRF property and house museum located on Bellevue Avenue, as well as take a Landscape Tour of the property, available at 2 pm and 4 pm.

Open hours also include Whitehorne House, an NRF property and house museum located on Thames Street—including NRF’s case study for resiliency in preservation, at the historic Christopher Townsend House, also known as the 74 Bridge Street Project.

Additionally, attendees can take a Bricks & Sticks guided tour, showing the exquisitely preserved architecture of Newport, from the colonial era to the Victorian splendor of lower Bellevue Avenue.


74 Bridge Street
open hours: 1-5pm

Rough Point
open hours: 1-5 pm

Rough Point landscape tours
2pm & 4pm

Whitehorne House open hours
1-5 pm

Point Neighborhood
Walking tour:
2:30-4 pm

Bricks & Sticks
Walking tour:
2:30-4 pm

Hunter House
Open hours:

For Open Hours & Tours:
Meet in the Marriott Lobby

Open Hours Departure times:
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm
3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
Making stops at:
Rough Point & Whitehorne House.

Tours Departure times:
The Point Neighborhood and Bricks & Sticks
depart at 2:30pm

Tour Pick-ups:
Last pick-up from Whitehorne House
4:45 pm
Last pick-up from Rough Point
5:00 pm

From the Marriot:
Christopher Townsend House
(74 Bridge Street) &
Hunter House
(54 Washington Street)
are both located in
the Point neighborhood
– an easy walk
from the Marriott.

*See above for details, departure times, and pick-ups, as well as what is walkable from the Marriott.
**Please note that space on tours may be limited, so be sure to arrive early to guarantee your spot.

Snapshot of Historic Newport & General Proximitywalking_tours_map_web