Great Friends Meeting HouseGreat Friends Meeting House
21 Farewell St.
Newport, Rhode Island
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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.
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Region: Newport County
Guide Category: Heritage- Historic Sites
Method of Payment: Cash, Major credit cards
Restrictions: No pets, Smoke free facility
Heritage Preservation Society ownership: Newport Historical Society
Heritage Seasonality: Other