Newport County residents and employees of the hospitality industry are invited to visit many great local attractions from Saturday, June 16 through Monday, June 18, 2018.  A total of 16 attractions/organizations are participating, including three in Bristol. Visitors showing proof of residency (driver’s license or other identification with an address) or proof of hospitality employment (business card, employee ID or pay stub) will enjoy free admission or another value as noted when visiting the attractions listed below.

Specific dates of participation vary from location to location, as noted below.  Please visit websites or call the individual attractions for details.

NEWPORT COUNTY

Ballard Park                                      

  • 401-619-3377
  • www.ballardpark.org
  • Sunday, June 17 – Free admission. Hike through Ballard Park as staff  shares history and points out unique features. Wear sturdy shoes. Meet at 21 Hazard Road at 10 am.

Historic Fort Adams

International Tennis Hall of Fame

  • 401-849-3990
  • www.TennisFame.com
  • SaturdaySunday & Monday, June 16, 17 & 18 – Free admission. Guided tours available at 11 am & 2 pm  Saturday & Sunday.

Miantonomi Memorial Park

  • 259 Hillside Avenue
  • Sunday, June 17 – 11 am – 2 pm Miantonomi Tower, the highest point in Newport will be open to the public, offering a spectacular view.

Museum of Newport History

Newport Art Museum

Newport Mansions

  • The Preservation Society of Newport County
  • 401-847-1000
  • www.NewportMansions.org
  • SaturdaySunday & Monday, June 16, 17& 18 – Free admission to The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House, & Rosecliff; 10% discount at all Newport Mansions Stores. Limited admission tours included on a space-available basis. 10% discount in Newport Mansions Store Purchases

Newport Vineyards & Winery    

Norman Bird Sanctuary Hiking Trails & Natural History Museum     

Redwood Library & Athenaeum

  • 401-847-0292
  • redwoodlibrary.org
  • SaturdaySunday & Monday, June 16, 17 & 18 – Free admission

Rough Point

  • 401-847-8344
  • www.NewportRestoration.org
  • Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17  – Free admission . Self-guided tours 9:30 am – 5 pm

Save the Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium at Easton’s Beach

Touro Synagogue

  • 401-847-4794
  • www.TouroSynagogue.org
  • Sunday & Monday, June 17 & 18 – Free admission. Loeb Visitor Center 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Synagogue Tours 10 am – 1:30 pm, every half-hour on the hour

BRISTOL 

Audubon Society of RI Nature Center & Aquarium   

  • 401-949-5454
  • www.asri.org
  • SaturdaySunday & Monday, June 16, 17 & 18 – Free admission. Limit 4 persons per party

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum     

Linden Place     

  • 401-253-0390
  • www.LindenPlace.org
  • SaturdaySunday & Monday, June 6, 17 & 18 – Free admission

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