Visitor Information & Directions

Guidelines for Research at the Newport Historical Society

The Newport Historical Society Headquarters & Resource Center (Map)
82 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840
Tel (401) 846-0813
Fax (401) 846-1853

The NHS Library is located on the second floor of the NHS headquarters building. (Map) (Hours)

The Museum & Shop at the Brick Market is located at the foot of Washington Square. (Map) (Hours)

The Colony House is located at the head of Washington Square.

The Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway. (Map)

The Great Friends Meeting House, corner Broadway and Marlborough. (Map)

Directions
From Points South:

Take Interstate 95 North to Route 138 East (exit 3). Follow signs for the Jamestown and Newport Bridges. Take the first exit off the Newport Bridge, and turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Farewell Street. Go straight through a set of traffic lights (you will then pass between two cemeteries). At the next set of lights (a fork in the road) bear right. At the second set of lights, turn left onto Marlborough Street. At the first stop sign, turn right onto Thames Street. At the first set of lights, the Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market will be immediately on the right. For the Newport Historical Society, take an immediate left onto Touro Street after the lights. Go through one set of lights and you will see our red brick building next door to Touro Synagogue. For the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, take an immediate left onto Touro Street after the lights. At the next set of lights turn left, then turn right at the stop sign. The house is at the end of the block on the right at 17 Broadway. For the Great Friends Meeting House, continue on Marlborough Street to the second stop sign. The Great Friends Meeting House will be ahead on the left. The Newport Colony House is located at the top of Washington Square. Take an immediate left onto Touro Street after the lights. At the next set of lights turn left. Take your first left and the Colony House is the brick building on your right.

From Points North:

Take Route 195 to Route 24 South. The exit appears about a 2 mile beyond a short highway tunnel. Continue on Route 24 South to Route 114 South. This is called West Main Road in the towns of Portsmouth and Middletown and becomes Broadway in Newport. You will be on Route 114 for 15-20 minutes. As you approach the end of Broadway, there will be a small city park on the left. Continue straight and you will see the Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market directly ahead. For the Newport Historical Society, take the left turn that circles around the park onto Touro Street. Go through one set of lights and you will see our red brick building next door to Touro Synagogue. The Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House is located at 17 Broadway. For the Great Friends Meeting House, bear right at the fork in the road after Newport City Hall on Broadway. The Great Friends Meeting House will be on the right. The Newport Colony House is located at the top of Washington Square. Broadway becomes Washington Square.