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Touro Synagogue

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Address: 85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840-2969
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+1 401-847-4794
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12:00 - 13:30
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Sun 12:00 - 13:30
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Dedicated in 1762, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.

Dedicated in 1762, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.

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One of a kind, not to be missed

I wish all synagogues had the clean look of this historic classic. Because of the history and beauty, should be visited by people of all faiths.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish all synagogues had the clean look of this historic classic. Because of the history and beauty, should be visited by people of all faiths.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much history in Newport, the city is alive with it. Touro Synagogue is a beautiful little piece of that history. Be sure to stop in and read about it. I have been there twice. Took my boyfriend this time, he had never been to Newport.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited both before and then again after the major reconstruction of this historically-important place. It is truly beautiful and wonderful how the original synagogue space has been preserved even while modern support was added.

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Rocky Point, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is only a small window of opportunity to take the tour of Touro Synagogue (Sundays 12:00-1:30). After many trips to Newport we set time aside to see this gem of history and religion. The tour presenter (Lew) was an outstanding speaker and very knowledgeable. I would have been happy to listen to him for hours. Please carve out a... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The first synagogue in America is a gem. The interior style is similar to the colonial churches nearby. It is administered by the synagogue and closed if there are religious services or events. Make sure to check their website or call for opening days and times. Well worth a visit, built in the 1600's.

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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Searching on line for attractions near a place I was going to anyway, I found a beautiful, beautiful photo of the Touro Synagogue, and thought it would be impressive to see it in person and hear about the oldest synagogue in America! Waiting for the tour there were stories on the wall to read. At the actual tour, the tour... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We thought it was fascinating! be sure to check the opening times before you go . it acn get very crowded.

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Westport, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Step back in time and learn the history of the oldest jewish house of worship in the country. And also learn how RI was tolerant to all religions. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Oldest synagogue in the US. Our guide had fascinating stories to tell. You don't see as much as in the synagogues in Amsterdam e.g., but nevertheless very interesting history.

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Naperville, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Interesting learning about the history of the Jewish faith in America. This is the oldest synagogue in the US. There are tours available and a nice visitor center with a movie. Close to the main drag of Newport, it's worth seeking out.

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