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Address: 12 Williams Street, Newport, RI 02848
Phone Number: +1 401-847-0475
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

A National Historic Landmark and Rhode Island's oldest Catholic Parish...

A National Historic Landmark and Rhode Island's oldest Catholic Parish where the Kennedys were married.

Each Tuesday afternoon at 3pm, "Return to Camelot" to re-live the special day of September 12,1953 when Jacqueline Bouvier married then Senator John F. Kennedy. Watch vintage film clips and listen to a live performance of music and song from their wedding ceremony and reception at Hammersmith Farm, Jackie's summer home in Newport.

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This is where JKF and Jackie were married!

Not much to look at from out side but beautiful and well kept on inside. We often go to mass here. But I do not find the pews comfortable.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Carmel, New York

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Carmel, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not much to look at from out side but beautiful and well kept on inside. We often go to mass here. But I do not find the pews comfortable.

Thank MaryCraig2014
Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old architecture, the atmosphere of an old Cathedral ... you can almost see Jackie and JFK coming up the aisle ... all those years ago ...

Thank Professorjl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Walked by just for a little history of jfks wedding. Beautiful building , close to downtown so worth the stop on the geo caching spectrum

Thank kellylovebug146
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were surprised when we read the plaque to find it was where JFK and Jackie were married. For that alone it's worth a look!

Thank Cricket51
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Not redeeming in its beauty even though Jack and Jackie got married here. 1300 people attended the wedding.

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Warren, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We loved going to Mass at this church. It is within walking distance of the main street of Newport. It claim to fame is that it was the site of the marriage of President Kennedy. There was a neat picture with history of the event. It took hours to shake hands with all of the guests at the reception nearby.... More 

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Enjoyed looking inside and outside of this historical church. Find it interesting that President Kennedy was married here.

Thank patslat3
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a beautiful church. It is very welcoming. Full of history. We attended mass and felt very welcome. The father welcomed us and spoke with us after the mass. Photos are welcome (not during mass of course) but before and after.

Thank Healthygina-aol-com
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Interesting and insightful experience for any JFK and Jackie O fans out there. Interesting video, stories and beautiful music. Church is also BEAUTIFUL.

Thank bjorkemily
Regensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was raised in Newport and attended St. Mary's Church as a child. I recently returned and heard about the "return to Camelot" presentation, but unfortunately I was too late for the current lecture series. I don't know when (or if) it will be presented again, and I had to return home. I was sad to have missed it since... More 

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