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Religious Toleration Walking Tour

The colonial history of Newport begins with English settlers fleeing their home country and the Massachusetts Bay Colony because of the intolerance of their religious beliefs. Newport became a safe haven for people with marginalized faiths and aligned by the importance of separate of church and state. This walking tour will introduce select religious and civic leaders of Newport and shade how the foundation of religious tolerance led to the political power and economic growth of Newport by passing colonial houses of worship such as the Second Congregations Church, Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House, Touro Synagogue and end at the Great Friends Meeting House. The tour ticket includes admission to the Religious Toleration living history program on August 28, 2021. Tickets should be purchased online in advance of the tour to guarantee availability. Walking tours depart outside of the Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market, located at the foot of Washington Square, 127 Thames Street, Newport RI. Attendees should look for a sandwich board sign indicating where to check in with the guide and depart for the tour to the north of the building near the flagpole. Tours cost $15-$20 per person, $10-$15 for Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military with ID; $5-$8 for children ages 5-12.
  • Start:August 28, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM
  • End:August 28, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM
  • Recurring
  • Where:Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street,, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, 02840
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  • Event Type: Other
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