America's Cup Charters is a full service yacht charter company that operates out of the Newport Harbor. Enjoy a morning cruise along the bay or a romantic sunset tour with that special someone. America's Cup Charters is the obvious choice for planning private events and special celebrations.
Originally built in 1851, Astors Beechwood Mansion was once a central gathering place for the New York Society. Explore the grounds of this impressive Italianesque mansion and enjoy a guided living history tour complete with era-dressed characters, or attend a murder mystery party. Or explore the most luxurious properties called the Breakers. Although it is dubbed as a “cottage”, this 70-room mansion is designated as a National Historic Landmark. It boasts some of the most historical opulence of the 19th century.
For a more whimsical twist on the traditional real estate affluence, check out the Green Animals Topary Garden. This smaller estate displays over 80 lush garden sculptures ranging from bears, birds and large geometric shapes on 7 acres. And these are just a few of the most exquisite mansions in Newport. Others include: The Elms, Marble House, Rosecliff, Chateau-sur-Mer, Kingscote, Isaac Bell House, Hunter House, and Chepstow.
The old-timers call this the "10 mile drive." While its new name over the decades has become "Ocean Drive" this roadway is literally 10 miles of spectacular wide-open views of the Atlantic Ocean and miles of magnificent million-dollar mansions.
The largest coastal fortification is Fort Adams in Newport. Between 1824 and 1950, Fort Adams housed generations of soldiers. Today, Fort Adams is a popular tourist destination. The six-acre parade field can be rented for a variety of special occasions.
Only six miles outside of downtown Newport, experience historic charm and an elegant ambiance at the Greenvale Vineyards. This New England farm features public wine tastings, live jazz concerts and private farm tours.
Prescott Farm offers a fascinating glimpse into colonial history. This 40-acre historic preservation site features restored landmarks and historic buildings including a fully operational windmill, county store and a historic vegetable garden featuring a full range of crop and vegetables grown during the period.
Head to Newport, RI for a visit to the International Tennis Hall of Fame honoring tennis greats. Visit the museum which houses an extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia, or tour the tennis courts and facilities.
Celebrate Newport's proud yachting and boating history and heritage at the Museum of Yachting, featuring a full range of educational programs and rotating exhibits. The new maritime library features research material, rare books, periodicals and artifacts not to mention rare photos, trophies and many other boating memorabilia.
The National Museum of American Illustration was founded in 1998. Over 2,000 original illustration artwork by Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Willcox Smith and more are housed in the Vernon Court mansion in the historic Bellevue Avenue district.
The Newport Art Museum is housed in the historic 1916 Griswold House, a National Historic Landmark. Wander through the galleries and exhibit halls that highlight the works of New England and Newport artists such as Fitz Henry Lane and George Inness. Head to the museum for a showing of one of their rotating exhibits.
Visit one of the finest local historical society collections in New England. The museum's manuscripts, portraits, silver, furniture, decorative arts, and genealogical collection are nationally recognized.
The Redwood Library & Athenaeum was founded in 1747 and is the oldest lending library in the United States, and the first lending library building in continuous use in the country. The library's collection includes the Original Collection purchased in England in 1749.
Explore Blithewold to discover diverse gardens, specimen trees, and a 45-room English style manor house filled with antiques and artwork, all chronicling the rich social history of the lives of one family over a span of more than 80 years.
Tour this elegant castle, with its medieval flavor, or walk among the many spirits of the past during a Ghost Tour. Belcourt Castle offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and enjoy the atmosphere of the Gilded Age. By day or by night, it is truly a unique experience.
Discover Jamestown's most visited landmark with its panoramic views of Narragansett Bay. Located on the southernmost tip of Rhode Island, the Beavertail Lighthouse museum features a collection of information, artifacts, and conversation about the history and site of the third-oldest lighthouse in North America.
Bannister's Wharf area offers a spectacular harbor experience. Enjoy a variety of seaside dining options and unique shopping along the shore. Visit the 30 slip deep water marina with floating docks and hop a charter boat or a historic sailboat to tour the coastline. Don't miss fantastic events like the America's Cup Legends race.
Built in 1999 by Scarano Boat Building, Adirondack II is reminiscent of a classic turn-of-the-century Pilot Schooner. Guests can reserve a sail cruise or charter and see Newport's stately bayside mansions, a 19th Century military fort and beautiful old lighthouses.