Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County,
Rhode Island, United States. It is located approximately 37 miles
(60 km) southeast of Providence, 21 miles (34 km) south of
Fall River, and 74 miles (119 km) south of Boston. It is known as
a New England summer resort and is famous for its historic mansions.
It is also the home of
Salve Regina University
Salve Regina University and Naval Station
Newport, which houses the
United States Naval War College, the Naval
Undersea Warfare Center, and an important
United States Navy
United States Navy training
center. It was a major 18th-century port city and also contains a high
number of surviving buildings from the Colonial era of the United
The city is the county seat of Newport County, which has no
governmental functions other than court administrative and sheriff
corrections boundaries. It was known for being the location of the
"Summer White Houses" during the administrations of Presidents Dwight
D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. The population was 24,027 as of
1.1 Colonial period
1.2 Slave trade
1.3 American Revolutionary era
1.4 Gilded Age
1.5 20th century and beyond
5 Outdoor activities
7.1 Principal employers
8 Sister cities
9 In popular culture
10 Notable people
11 See also
13 Further reading
13.1 Older titles
14 External links
See also: Timeline of Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, R.I. in 1730, New York Public Library
Newport was founded in 1639 on Aquidneck Island, which was called
Rhode Island at the time. Its eight founders and first officers were
Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall,
William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull. Many of
these people had been part of the settlement at Portsmouth, along with
Anne Hutchinson and her followers. They separated within a year of
that settlement, however, and Coddington and others began the
settlement of Newport on the southern side of the island.
Newport grew to be the largest of the four original settlements which
became the Colony of
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, which
Providence Plantations and Shawomett. Many of the first
colonists in Newport became Baptists, and the second Baptist
Rhode Island was formed in 1640 under the leadership
of John Clarke. In 1658, a group of Jews were welcomed to settle in
Newport; they were fleeing the
Inquisition in Spain and
had not been permitted to settle elsewhere. The Newport congregation
is now referred to as Congregation Jeshuat Israel and is the
second-oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. It meets in
Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States.
The Colony of
Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations received its
royal charter in 1663, and Benedict Arnold was elected as its first
governor at Newport. The
Old Colony House
Old Colony House served as a seat of Rhode
Island's government upon its completion in 1741 at the head of
Washington Square, until the current
Rhode Island State House in
Providence was completed in 1904 and Providence became the state's
sole capital city. Newport became the most important port in colonial
Rhode Island, and a public school was established in 1640.
The commercial activity which raised Newport to its fame as a rich
port was begun by a second wave of Portuguese Jews who settled there
around the middle of the 18th century. They had been practicing
Judaism in secret for 300 years in Portugal, and they were attracted
Rhode Island because of the freedom of worship there. They brought
with them commercial experience and connections, capital, and a spirit
of enterprise. Most prominent among those were Jacob Rodrigues Rivera,
who arrived in 1745 (died 1789) and Aaron Lopez, who came in 1752
(died May 28, 1782). Rivera introduced the manufacture of sperm oil
which became one of Newport's leading industries and made the town
rich. Newport developed 17 manufactories of oil and candles and
enjoyed a practical monopoly of this trade until the American
Aaron Lopez is credited with making Newport an important center of
trade. He encouraged 40 Portuguese Jewish families to settle there,
and Newport had 150 vessels engaged in trade within 14 years of his
activity. He was involved in the slave trade and manufactured
spermaceti candles, ships, barrels, rum, chocolate, textiles, clothes,
shoes, hats, and bottles. He became the wealthiest man in Newport
but was denied citizenship on religious grounds, even though British
law protected the rights of Jews to become citizens. He appealed to
Rhode Island legislature for redress and was refused with this
ruling: "Inasmuch as the said
Aaron Lopez hath declared himself by
religion a Jew, this Assembly doth not admit himself nor any other of
that religion to the full freedom of this Colony. So that the said
Aaron Lopez nor any other of said religion is not liable to be chosen
into any office in this colony nor allowed to give vote as a free man
in choosing others." Lopez persisted by applying for citizenship
in Massachusetts, where it was granted.
From the mid 17th century, the religious tolerance in Newport
attracted numbers of Quakers, known also as the Society of
Great Friends Meeting House
Great Friends Meeting House in Newport (1699) is the
oldest existing structure of worship in Rhode Island.
In 1727, James Franklin (brother of Benjamin) printed the Rhode-Island
Almanack in Newport. In 1732, he published the first newspaper, the
Rhode Island Gazette. In 1758, his son James founded the weekly
newspaper Mercury. The famous 18th century Goddard and Townsend
furniture was also made in Newport.
Throughout the 18th century, Newport suffered from an imbalance of
trade with the largest colonial ports. As a result, Newport merchants
were forced to develop alternatives to conventional exports. In
the 1720s, Colonial leaders arrested many pirates, acting under
pressure from the British government. Many were hanged in Newport and
were buried on Goat Island.
Newport was a major center of the slave trade in colonial and early
America, active in the "triangle trade" in which slave-produced sugar
and molasses from the Caribbean were carried to
Rhode Island and
distilled into rum, which was then carried to West Africa and
exchanged for captives. In 1764,
Rhode Island had about 30 rum
distilleries, 22 in Newport alone. The
Common Burial Ground
Common Burial Ground on
Farewell Street was where most of the slaves were buried.
Sixty percent of slave-trading voyages launched from North America
issued from tiny Rhode Island, in some years more than 90%, and many
from Newport. Almost half were trafficked illegally, breaking a 1787
state law prohibiting residents of the state from trading in slaves.
Slave traders were also breaking federal statutes of 1794 and 1800
barring Americans from carrying slaves to ports outside the United
States, as well as the 1807 Congressional act abolishing the
transatlantic slave trade. A few
Rhode Island families made
substantial fortunes in the trade. William and Samuel Vernon were
Newport merchants who later played an important role in financing the
creation of the
United States Navy; they sponsored 30 African slaving
ventures. However, it was the DeWolfs of Bristol, Rhode Island, and
most notably James De Wolf, who were the largest slave-trading family
in all of North America, mounting more than 80 transatlantic voyages,
most of them illegal. The
Rhode Island slave trade was broadly based.
Seven hundred Rhode Islanders owned or captained slave ships,
including most substantial merchants, and many ordinary shopkeepers
and tradesmen who purchased shares in slaving voyages.
In addition to being one of America's most active slave ports, Newport
was also home to a small community of abolitionists and free blacks.
Reverend Samuel Hopkins, minister at Newport's First Congregational
Church, has been called "America's first abolitionist." Among
subscribers to Hopkins' writings were 17 free black subscribers, most
of whom lived in Newport. This community of free blacks, including
Newport Gardner, founded the
Free African Union Society in 1780, the
first African mutual aid society in America.
Touro Synagogue, America's oldest existing synagogue
Some of the historic buildings in Newport, near the coast
Oliver Perry Monument
Oliver Perry Monument in Eisenhower Park
American Revolutionary era
NPS map of the W3R Route
Newport was the scene of much activity during the American Revolution.
William Ellery came from Newport, one of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence. He later served on the Naval Committee.
In the winter of 1775 and 1776, the
Rhode Island Legislature put
militia General William West in charge of rooting out loyalists in
Newport, and several notable individuals were exiled to the northern
part of the state, such as
Joseph Wanton and Thomas Vernon. In the
fall of 1776, the British saw that Newport could be used as a naval
base to attack New York (which they had recently occupied), so they
took over the city. The population of Newport had divided loyalties;
many pro–independence Patriots left town, while loyalist Tories
remained. Newport was a British stronghold for the next three years.
In the summer of 1778, the Americans began the campaign known as the
Battle of Rhode Island. This was the first joint operation between the
Americans and the French after the signing of the Treaty of Alliance.
The Americans based in Tiverton planned a formal siege of the town.
However, the French refused to take part in it, wanting a frontal
assault. This weakened the American position, and the British were
able to expel the Americans from the island. The following year, the
British abandoned Newport, wanting to concentrate their forces in New
On July 10, 1780, a French expedition arrived in
Narragansett Bay off
Newport with an army of 450 officers and 5,300 men, sent by King Louis
XVI and commanded by Rochambeau. For the rest of the war, Newport was
the base of the French forces in the United States. In July 1781,
Rochambeau was finally able to leave Newport for Providence to begin
the decisive march to Yorktown, Virginia, along with General George
Washington. The first
Catholic mass in
Rhode Island was said in
Newport during this time. The Rochambeau Monument in Kings Park on
Wellington Avenue along Newport Harbor commemorates Rochambeau's
contributions to the Revolutionary War and to Newport's history.
Newport's population had fallen from over 9,000 (according to the
census of 1774) to fewer than 4,000 by the time that the war ended
(1783). Over 200 abandoned buildings were torn down in the 1780s.
Also, the war destroyed Newport's economic wealth, as years of
military occupation closed the city to any form of trade. The Newport
merchants moved away, some to Providence, others to
Boston and New
It was in Newport that the
Rhode Island General Assembly voted to
ratify the Constitution in 1791 and become the 13th state, acting
under pressure from the merchant community of Providence.
The city was the last residence of Commodore
Oliver Hazard Perry
Oliver Hazard Perry and
the birthplace of Commodore
Matthew C. Perry
Matthew C. Perry and the Reverend William
Rochambeau statue in Kings park
Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, wealthy southern planters
seeking to escape the heat began to build summer cottages on Bellevue
Avenue, such as Kingscote (1839). Around the middle of the
century, wealthy Yankees, such as the Wetmore family, also began
constructing larger mansions, such as
nearby. Most of these early families made a substantial part of
their fortunes in the Old China Trade.
By the turn of the 20th century, many of the nation's wealthiest
families were summering in Newport, including the Vanderbilts, Astors,
and the Widener family, who constructed the largest "cottages", such
The Breakers (1895) and Miramar. They resided for a brief
summer social season in grand, gilded mansions with elaborate
receiving rooms, dining rooms, music rooms, and ballrooms—but with
few bedrooms, since the guests were expected to have "cottages" of
their own. Many of the homes were designed by New York architect
Richard Morris Hunt, who kept a house in Newport himself.
The social scene at Newport is described in Edith Wharton's novel The
Age of Innocence. Wharton's own Newport "cottage" was called Land's
End. Today, many mansions continue in private use.
Hammersmith Farm is
the mansion where
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy and
Jackie Kennedy held their
wedding reception; it was open to tourists as a "house museum", but
has since been purchased and reconverted into a private residence.
Many other mansions are open to tourists; still others were converted
into academic buildings for
Salve Regina College
Salve Regina College in the 1930s, when
the owners could no longer afford their tax bills.
In the mid-19th century, a large number of
Irish immigrants settled in
Newport. The Fifth Ward of Newport in the southern part of the city
became a staunch Irish neighborhood for many generations. To this day,
St. Patrick's Day is an important day of pride and celebration in
Newport, with a large parade going down Thames Street.
The oldest Catholic parish in
Rhode Island is St. Mary's, located on
Spring Street—though the current building is not the original one.
The Breakers, 2009
"Hypotenuse", Newport home of architect Richard Morris Hunt
20th century and beyond
Rhode Island did not have a fixed capital during and after the
colonial era but rotated its legislative sessions among Providence,
Newport, Bristol, East Greenwich, and South Kingstown. In 1854, the
sessions were eliminated in the cities other than Providence and
Newport, and Newport was finally dropped in 1900. A constitutional
amendment that year restricted the meetings of the legislature to
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married in St.
Mary's Church in Newport on September 12, 1953. Presidents Kennedy
and Eisenhower both made Newport the sites of their "Summer White
Houses" during their years in office. Eisenhower stayed at Quarters A
Naval War College
Naval War College and at what became known as the Eisenhower
House, while Kennedy used
Hammersmith Farm next door.
Naval War College
The city has long been entwined with the
United States Navy. It held
the campus of the
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Naval Academy during the American Civil War
(1861–65) when the undergraduate officer training school was
temporarily moved north from Annapolis, Maryland. From 1952 to 1973,
it hosted the Cruiser-Destroyer Force of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and
subsequently it has hosted smaller numbers of warships from time to
time. Today it hosts the
Naval Station Newport
Naval Station Newport (NAVSTA Newport) and
remains home to the U.S.
Naval War College
Naval War College and the Naval Education and
Training Command (NETC), the center for Surface Warfare Officer
training, numerous other schools, and the headquarters of the Naval
Undersea Warfare Center. The decommissioned aircraft carrier
USS Saratoga (CV-60) was moored in an inactive status at the
docks previously used by the Cruiser-Destroyer Force, until it was
towed to Brownsville, Texas in August–September 2014 to be
dismantled. The USS Forrestal (CV-59) shared the pier until
June 2010.
The departure of the Cruiser-Destroyer fleet from Newport and the
closure of nearby
Naval Air Station Quonset Point
Naval Air Station Quonset Point in 1973 were
devastating to the local economy. The population of Newport decreased,
businesses closed, and property values plummeted. However, in the late
1960s, the city began revitalizing the downtown area with the
America's Cup Avenue, malls of stores and
condominiums, and upscale hotels. Construction was completed on the
Newport Bridge. The
Preservation Society of Newport County
Preservation Society of Newport County began
opening Newport's historic mansions to the public, and the tourist
industry became Newport's primary commercial enterprise over the
Shoreline of the Easton Bay looking south from cliffside at east end
of Narragansett Ave.
Newport is located at 41°29′17″N 71°18′45″W /
41.48806°N 71.31250°W / 41.48806; -71.31250. It is the most
populous municipality on
Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total
area of 11.4 square miles (29.5 km2), of which 7.7 square miles
(19.9 km2) is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), or
32.64%, is water. The Newport Bridge, the longest suspension
bridge in New England, connects Newport to neighboring Conanicut
Island across the East Passage of the Narragansett.
U.S. Decennial Census
As of 2013, there were 24,027 people, 10,616 households, and 4,933
families residing in the city. The population density was 3,204.2
people per square mile (1,239.8/km²). There were 13,069 housing units
at an average density of 1,697.3 per square mile (656.7/km²). The
racial makeup of the city was 82.5% White, 6.9% African American, 0.8%
Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.1% some other
race, and 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race
were 8.4% of the population (3.3% Puerto Rican, 1.2% Guatemalan, 1.1%
There were 10,616 households, out of which 21.2% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 30.9% were headed by married couples
living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband
present, and 53.5% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were
made up of individuals, and 12.7% were someone living alone who was 65
years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05, and the
average family size was 2.82.
The age distribution was 16.5% under the age of 18, 16.3% from 18 to
24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65
years of age or older. The median age was 36.4 years. For every 100
females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over,
there were 94.3 males.
For the period 2009-11, the estimated median annual income for a
household in the city was $59,388, and the median income for a family
was $83,880. Male full-time workers had a median income of $52,221
versus $41,679 for females. The per capita income for the city was
$35,644. About 10.7% of the population were below the poverty
Newport has one of the highest concentrations of colonial homes in the
nation in the downtown Newport Historic District, one of three
National Historic Landmark Districts in the city, and Newport's
colonial heritage is well preserved and documented at the Newport
Historical Society. In addition to the colonial architecture, the city
is known for its
Gilded Age mansions, summer "cottages" built in
varying styles copied from the royal palaces of Europe.
The White Horse Tavern was built prior to 1673 and is one of the
oldest taverns in the US. Newport is also home to the Touro
Synagogue, one of the oldest Jewish houses of worship in the Western
hemisphere, and to the
Newport Public Library and Redwood Library and
Athenaeum, one of the nation's oldest lending libraries.
Bellevue Avenue's Belcourt is owned by Carolyn Rafaelian.
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Marble House, owned and operated by the Preservation Society
Aquidneck Island is home to many beaches, public and private. In
Newport, the largest public beach, Easton's beach, or First Beach, has
a view of the famed Cliff Walk. Sachuest Beach, or Second Beach, in
Middletown is the second largest beach in the area. Gooseberry Beach
is a private beach but is open to the public on certain days
throughout the year, and is located on Ocean Drive, along with
Newport's two other private beaches,
Bailey's Beach (Spouting Rock
Beach Association), and Hazard's Beach.
Newport Cliff Walk
Newport Cliff Walk is considered one of the most popular
attractions in the city. It is a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) public access
walkway bordering the shoreline, and has been designated a National
Brenton Point State Park
Brenton Point State Park is home to the annual Brenton Point Kite
Festival. Newport is also home to the Newport Country Club. The
historical club has played host to the 2007 Women's US Open and the
1995 Men's US Amateurs. Fort Adams, an historical fort dating back to
the War of 1812, houses the Museum of Yachting and hosts both the
Newport Folk Festival
Newport Folk Festival and the
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival annually.
For many years Newport was home to the series of yacht races for the
As of Fall 2013, Newport has been designated a nationally recognized
Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American
Bicyclists. It is the first official Bicycle Friendly Community in
the state of Rhode Island.
International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame is also located in Newport. The
Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, a men's ATP Tour event,
is held every year in early July, the week following Wimbledon. The
week also includes annual enshrinements into the Hall of Fame.
The annual Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run is held every fall helping
raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities.
Elementary schools: Pell Elementary School, St Michael's Country Day
Portsmouth Abbey School
Portsmouth Abbey School (Portsmouth), St. George's
School (Middletown), Thompson Middle School, Rogers High School,
Newport Area Career and Technical Center,
Aquidneck Island Adult
Post secondary schools:
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School, Salve
Regina University, Naval War College, International Yacht Restoration
School, Community College of
Rhode Island Newport Campus.
According to Newport's 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,
the principal employers in the city are:
# of Employees
Naval Station Newport
City of Newport
Newport Harbor Corporation
Salve Regina University
Preservation Society of Newport County
James L. Maher Center
Savings Institute Bank & Trust
Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina
Portugal: Ponta Delgada
Canada: Saint John, New Brunswick
United States of America: Staten Island, New York
In popular culture
Newport was a filming location for The Great Gatsby (1974), Mr. North
(1988), High Society (1956) and
Moonrise Kingdom (2012).
Main article: List of people from Newport, Rhode Island
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Coordinates: 41°29′17″N 71°18′45″W / 41.488002°N
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