2013 Winter Festival Museum Events & Site Tours
Daily Historic Site ToursFebruary 15, 2013 — February 24, 2013; offered between 11am and 3pm
Colony House: This historic site, built in 1739, was a center for RI’s colonial government and houses a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington. Site tour.Great Friends Meeting House: Explore RI’s oldest house of worship, built for the Society of Friends in 1699.
Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House: View the country’s oldest Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House, built in 1730. Offered February 19, 2013 through February 22, 2013.
Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House: Tour Newport’s oldest house museum, built c. 1697.
$8 a person, $6 with the Newport Winter Festival button. Tours are subject to guide and site availability. Reservations suggested. 401-841-8770. Departs from the Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI.
February 16 & 23, 2013 at 2pm
In 1710 a Newport boy spies pirates rowing ashore near the family farm. Learn what happens during this story based on local family lore. At the Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Free, donations welcome.
For Winterfest walking tours: http://www.newporthistorical.org/index.php/2013-winter-festival-walking-tours/