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Samuel Whitehorne House

416 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6732
+1 401-847-2448
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Really liked this for the price

I didn't really think we would like this place that much, but it was only a block from the hotel... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2014
LAtoEverywhere
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Los Angeles
Beautiful Examples of Townsend & Goddard Furniture ..

If you enjoy 18th Century Townsend & Goddard furniture, this is the place you want to be. We found... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2014
eminker
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New York, New York, United States
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Whitehorne House is closed to the public through 2017 and will reopen in 2018. The Whitehorne House features some of the best examples of Newport and Rhode Island furniture from the late 18th century. View examples of work by craftsmen from the renowned Townsend and Goddard workshops, including John Townsend’s own desk.. Known as cabinetmakers, these craftsmen created some of the most highly regarded examples of American furniture. Enjoy this remarkable collection in a completely furnished Federal-style mansion along Newport’s waterfront.
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19 Oct 2014
“Really liked this for the price”
16 Jul 2014
“Beautiful Examples of Townsend & Goddard Furniture ..”
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416 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6732
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+1 401-847-2448
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

I didn't really think we would like this place that much, but it was only a block from the hotel and you never know... Turns out we were very impressed. This house holds priceless furniture and is very interesting. Well worth the guided or self...More

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NRFStaff, Marketing Assistant at Samuel Whitehorne House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2014

Thank you for visiting Whitehorne House and taking the time to leave a review. We are extremely proud of the Doris Duke Collection of 18th Century Newport and Rhode Island Furniture, and we're so glad you enjoyed exploring. To stay up-to-date on what's happening at...More

Reviewed 17 July 2014

If you enjoy 18th Century Townsend & Goddard furniture, this is the place you want to be. We found that the Whitehorne House (Federal Style Mansion which was very nicely maintained thanks to Doris Duke) had quite a collection of early American furniture in excellent...More

1  Thank eminker
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is one of Newport Rhode Islands hidden gems in full view. Located on Newports busy tourist street, Thames, this gift of American History and Heritage preserved by Doris Duke and the Newport Restoration allows you to walk back in time and see items of...More

1  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The Whitehorne House features some of the best examples of Newport and Rhode Island furniture from the late 18th century. View examples of work by craftsmen from the renowned Townsend and Goddard workshops, including artisan Benjamin Baker. We found this museum collection to be one...More

1  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 27 October 2013

My husband and I arrived early to our hotel on Thames and weren't able to check in so we decided to walk around. We stumbled upon this place and figured we'd check it out. They offered self-guided tours or scheduled guided tours. We opted for...More

Thank Briggits
Reviewed 15 August 2013

As a woodworker dedicated to the Federal period, I could have spent days examining this fine collection of not only Queen Anne but also Federal period furniture. The moderator is quite knowledgeable - I wouldn't recommend the self guided tour. A few caveats: 1. look...More

3  Thank NewEnglander41
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Although it does have some nice pieces of furniture, they are not pieces you could not see in other/better historic homes. It really just focuses on the furniture, not the family, etc. You are handed a booklet explaining the pieces of furniture in each room....More

Thank borntotravel999
Reviewed 9 May 2012

The Samuel Whitehorne house is a hidden gem in Newport. Not only does it feature John Townsend's own desk (and what fun to see what he crafted for his own pleasure and utility!) but all the other rooms have exquisite Newport pieces in them, as...More

1  Thank Bonnie330
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