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Touro Synagogue

72 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-4794
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Great architecture and history combined

This is a most beautiful building inside, with a history that too few are familiar with. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Werner L
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Boston, Massachusetts
Great Tour of Touro

One of Rhode Island's only Nat'l Park/historic sites. Our tour guide was fantastic ... even the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Courtney D
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Raleigh, United States
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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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72 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a most beautiful building inside, with a history that too few are familiar with. The visitor center is a top-notch educational facility, and the guided tour--though it covers most of the same ground--is excellent.

Thank Werner L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of Rhode Island's only Nat'l Park/historic sites. Our tour guide was fantastic ... even the kids were attentive! The rich history is fascinating and the guide is the only way to go.

2  Thank Courtney D
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 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

1  Thank Lynette K
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

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

1  Thank Grammaroz
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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.

1  Thank NittanyLion70
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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

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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.

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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.

1  Thank NYCBizCoach
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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

1  Thank Alan4B
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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

1  Thank Bill T
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mittelman
26 April 2017|
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Response from Bobbie W | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to call the synagogue or see if hours are listed on their website.
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ruben2121
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.
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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.
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