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Newport and its surrounding areas have a wonderful assortment of museums that highlight the history, culture and art of the area. Below are some of the most well known, but this is not an inclusive list. Visit gonewport.com for a complete list of Museums and other cultural attractions in and around Newport.

Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street, Newport

Located in the 1762 Brick Market (designed by Peter Harrison) our award-winning Museum is the perfect place to begin a visit to Newport. The Museum provides the whole family with an engaging introduction to the area's rich history and the beauty of its architecture. Glimpse the lives of the people--past and present--who have made Newport one of America's most historic cities. Open daily, the Brick Market Museum and Shop is an information center and departure point for guided walking tours. Learn more about the Museum of Newport History

Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Newport

The Museum's collections and exhibitions focus on the visual artists of Newport and southeastern New England, reflecting both the rich heritage of the past and the lively art scene of the present. The collections feature works by Fitz Henry Lane, George Inness, William Trost Richards, John Fredrick Kensett, John La Farge, Gilbert Stuart, Helene Sturtevant, and Catharine Morris Wright. Contemporary artists represented in the collection include Dale Chihuly, Howard Ben Tre, Robert Hamita, James Baker, and Joseph Norman. The Museum organizes special exhibitions drawn from the permanent collection, the holdings of other museums and private collections. These exhibitions bring to Newport a wide variety of themes and styles, often accompanied by special programs. Learn more about the Newport Art Museum

International Tennis Hall of Fame, Bellevue Ave. Newport

Built in 1880 by the firm of McKim, Mead and White, the Museum's galleries chronicle the rich history of tennis through interactive exhibits, dynamic videos, and popular memorabilia from historic champions and the superstars of today. Dramatically set in the original club rooms of the Casino, visitors of all ages delight in Stanford White's architectural detail as well as the state-of-the-art gallery experience. In Enshrinee hall, plaques commemorate the great players, coaches, administrators and writers that have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Learn more about the Tennis Hall of Fame

Museum of Yachting, Fort Adams State Park, Newport

For more than 25 years, the Museum of Yachting (MoY) has worked to preserve the culture and heritage of yachting. Situated on one of the most beautiful seaside locations in New England, today the Museum celebrates the traditions of yachting through the presentation of informative exhibits and educational programming. In 2007, the Museum of Yachting merged with the International Yacht Restoration School. Learn more about the Museum of Yachting

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