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Touro Synagogue

85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
+1 401-847-4794
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Excellent history

On Sundays they offer a walking tour of Jewish Colonial Newport that is exceedingly well done and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago

The Touro synagogue is beautiful and is of great historical significance. There is a minyan three... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Dedicated in 1763, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
+1 401-847-4794
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On Sundays they offer a walking tour of Jewish Colonial Newport that is exceedingly well done and research. Excellent use of your time.

Thank Anonymous652
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Touro synagogue is beautiful and is of great historical significance. There is a minyan three times a day currently as this is the busy tourist season. This is a must to see in Newport

Thank rochelleg709
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent guide explained the origins of the synogogue. He tied inthe development ofthe synogogue with the history of Newport and of America.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touro Synagogue is much more than a step back into colonial Jewish history. It's a well-researched and presented view into Newport and colonial America overall. The introduction in the Loeb Visitor's Center is concise and informative. The lecture in the synagogue itself is delivered in...More

2  Thank Jim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touro Synagogue is considered the oldest synagogue in the US. It's a relatively small synagogue with few congregants the Shabbat that I was there, but committed members. It's an orthodox synagogue, with men on the main floor and women on the balcony. It's always nice...More

1  Thank Linda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the earliest tour on a Friday morning and it was only my wife and I. Lew was great as a tour guide- patient, good listener and willing to learn (a little) from us. Remarkable history to this building and congregation. The beautiful garden is...More

1  Thank CWnut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have talked about visiting the Touro Synagogue but never made it until this summer. So glad that we did. Our docent was extremely knowledgeable and interesting.

1  Thank Jean W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visiting and taking a guided tour of the Touro Synagogue helped give me overall historical knowledge of the beginning of Judaism in the United States.

1  Thank Janet K
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My husband and I visited Newport for all the July 4th festivities we missed when we visited last July...Newport truly walks the walk on religious freedom and they celebrate it with a "First Freedom" tour of many of the historic houses of worship. This wasn't...More

2  Thank baywriter
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Small, but historic synagogue in Washington Square (main area) of Newport. Days back to 18th century; George Washington wrote a letter on behalf of this synagogue. Small group tours (no charge). Still have religious services; men sit downstairs; women upstairs.

1  Thank STEPHEN S
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26 April 2017|
Response from Bobbie W | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to call the synagogue or see if hours are listed on their website.
15 January 2017|
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Response from Meryle C | Property representative |
Yes we are open for tours on Sunday, January 15th from 12-2 with the last tour at 1:30. Our visitors center opens at 11:30 and closes at 2:30. Entrance fees range from $8-$12 with no charge for children 13 and younger.
Shimon A
7 August 2016|
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Response from ElvisMem | Reviewed this property |
Visitors Center opens at 9:30 with first tour at 10 am. Tours last 30 minutes. Enjoy.