The Parents Association of St. Michael’s Country Day School is pleased to announce that the 2020 Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour will take place on Sunday, April 26, and will provide exclusive entry into architecturally significant private homes and gardens in Newport, Rhode Island. This year’s House Tour highlights the Kay-Catherine area, a neighborhood of Newport that is known for its 19th century architecture, with featured homes on the tour including an 1862 Gothic Revival; an 1865 Italianate designed by Newport’s noted house architect George Champlin Mason, Sr.; a 1916 brick Neo-Georgian by New York City society architects Cross & Cross; and a 1949 Mid-Century Modern house by Providence architect Ira Rakatansky, one of Newport’s only Modernist houses. This year’s event continues a legacy begun in 1995, the year that the first House Tour was held.
Featured Properties: AYRAULT HOUSE BELLEVUE HOUSE, GARDENS DANIEL SWINBURNE HOUSE HILLSIDE, GARDENS and GREENHOUSE JAMES B. FINCH HOUSE CHEPSTOW, a Newport Preservation Society House
Tour Details: Ticket prices are $50 if purchased online by end of day Thursday, April 23rd. Starting Friday, April 24th, tickets may be purchased for $60 at our box office. Groups of 4 or more are eligible for a reduced rate of $45 per ticket at any time. All tickets will be held for pickup at St. Michael’s Country Day School; pickup times are Friday, April 24, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 25, Noon-5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 26, starting at 9:30 a.m. House addresses, parking instructions, and shuttle bus information will be provided at pickup.
This is not a guided tour. Shuttles run from 10 am to 4 pm, stopping and departing from each of the homes on our tour every 10 minutes. This allows participants the time to view the interiors, gardens, and neighborhood of each house at their own pace and leisure.
Free parking located at Easton’s Beach. Shuttles will transport you to check in and then on to the homes.
A tote bag and House Tour map will be provided with your ticket along with a complimentary copy of Newport Life Magazines annual April Home issue.
Please note restrictions: No photos may be taken during the tour; no children under age 12; no pets; House Tour attendees will be asked to remove shoes before touring each house.
Ticket prices are $50 if purchased online by end of day Thursday, April 23rd. Starting Friday, April 24th, tickets may be purchased for $60 at our box office. Groups of 4 or more are eligible for a reduced rate of $45 per ticket at any time.