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Great Friends Meeting House

Great Friends Meeting House
21 Farewell Street
Newport, Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-846-0813
Email: Use the online form to contact this property
Website: http://newporthistorical.org

Newport's Great Friends Meeting House is the oldest religious structure in Rhode Island dating to 1699. The meeting house was home to the Society of Friends, or "Quakers" as they were called by their detractors. The building was expanded in 1729 and 1807 and has recently been restored. The New England Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends met here until 1905. Guided tours available seasonally, departing from the Museum of Newport History.

No Smoking Allowed No Pets Allowed
Listing Category: Listing in Travel Guide, Listing on Web
Region: Newport County
Guide Category: Heritage- Historic Sites
Admission: Charged
Method of Payment: Cash, Major credit cards
Restrictions: No pets, Smoke free facility
Heritage Preservation Society ownership: Newport Historical Society
Heritage Seasonality: Other
Hours of Operation:Tours offered April -December or by appointment
Contact Name:Ingrid Peters
Contact Position:Director of Education
Contact Phone:401-846-0813 x102
Contact Email:ipeters@newporthistorical.org
Function Contact Email:esulock@newporthistorical.org
Function Contact Name:Elizabeth Sulock
Function Contact Position:Public Affairs Assoc.
Function Contact Phone:401-846-0813
Function Space Available:Yes

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