In English and also in German, I offer these tours of Newport and the Battle of Rhode Island (1778)
I. Scenic Tour of Newport & Its History: Harbor Front, Thames Street, Fort Adams, Ocean Drive, Bellevue Avenue, Washington Square, and return.
Duration: 1 hr 20 min.
Fee: 1-8 people: $200. 9+ people: $25/person.
Note: Touring party is responsible for transportation. These fees apply to tours conducted before 5 pm.
II. Scenic Tour of Newport & Mansion: Scenic Tour (see above) + a Mansion (The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, or The Elms)
Duration: 3 hrs (approx.)
Fee: 1-12 people: $300. 13+ people: $25/person.
Note: Touring party is responsible for transportation. Tourists must also pay the mansion entrance fee.
III. Colonial Walking Tour of Newport: This tour begins at Perrotti Park and ends at Trinity Church. It includes: Long Wharf, the Museum of Newport History, Washington Square, the Colony House, the White Horse Tavern, the Quaker Meeting House, the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, Touro Synagogue, the site of the founding spring, the Jane Pickens Theater, the Second Congregational Church, the Newport Artillery Company, & the Vernon House. In addition to the significance of these points of interest, narration will include: the founding of Newport, the 17th century Golden Age, the enslavement and the achievements of African-Americans, the impact of the Revolutionary War, the Gilded Age, and Newport in the modern era.
Duration: 2 hrs (approx.)
Fee: Fee: 1-12 people: $300. 13+ people: $25/person.
IV. The Battle of Rhode Island (1778)
This tour retraces the story of the Rhode Island Campaign in the Revolutionary War which took place during the British-German occupation of Aquidneck Island (1776-1779). It includes twelve stops throughout the island, beginning in Newport and ending in northeast Portsmouth.
Duration: 3 & 1/2 hrs. (approx.)
Fee: 1-13 people: $400. 14+ people: $30/person.
Note: Touring party is responsible for transportation.