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Touro Synagogue

85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
+1 401-847-4794
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Very touching

As a first generation Australian Jew, I found the story of this community and Synagogue very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynette K
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
An American Treasure

Having lived in RI I had been several times but to go again and see it through the eyes of someone... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Dedicated in 1763, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
+1 401-847-4794
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a first generation Australian Jew, I found the story of this community and Synagogue very interesting. The historical events linked with this community were surprising and lovely. I’m so glad we changed our arrangements so that we could visit on Sunday and not miss...More

Thank Lynette K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in RI I had been several times but to go again and see it through the eyes of someone who had never been there was so wonderful. This synagogue and all its history represents what America was founded on.. one of our basic...More

Thank Grammaroz
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Our docent, Linda, was very informative about the synagogue and its history. The museum at the Loeb center is very informative. Walk up the street & check out the cemetery.

Thank NittanyLion70
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We spent yesterday visiting mansions and reliving the guilded age but our trip to Newport was complete after visiting Touro synagogue. This is where we were reminded of what our country really represents to Jews and non- Jews - freedom from religious persecution. This is...More

Thank shiloh2010
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Touro Synagogue is excellent as a tourist sight, but also beautiful in what it represents. Very few synagogues in the United States have the length of history that this one does.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Loved learning about the Jewish community and history of religious freedom. If you are there on Sunday do the walkingg tour.

Thank NYCBizCoach
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Tour starts at a fabulous visitor center that provides an engaging history of religious tolerance in the colonies, especially the special prominence that Newport, George Washington and this synagogue played in solidifying religious freedom. In the synagogue building itself, the guide provides even more history...More

Thank Alan4B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have gone to many museums and taken many tours. The tour leader, Lew, was the best ever. He gave us a true understanding of this synagogue's history, the history of Newport and the history of Jewish immigration. Everyone shoud visit this historical place and...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Synagogue is a surprisingly moving place to visit. First it doesn't look like a place of worship from the outside. On the inside it is a beautiful place to sit and meditate. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and had a nice way...More

Thank Wil012014
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This quick stop taught us as much about the history of Newport while learning about the history of this synagogue and the Jews of Newport. Spend 10 -15 minutes before the tour reading about the history of the synagogue located upstairs from ticket office. Bring...More

Thank whenzuc
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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.