Site tours of the historic Barney Street Cemetery will be offered by the Museum of Newport Irish History on three Sundays during the 45th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month. The tours of approximately 30 minutes in length will be given by local historian and guide, Steve Marino, weather permitting. As this is an outdoor event, please dress accordingly.
No fee, but RESERVATIONS requested. Visit the Event Website for the link to reserve, directions and additional information.
Cemetery Tour Schedule March 2022:
Sunday, March 6 – 12:30 pm
Sunday, March 20 – 12:30 pm
Sunday, March 27 – 12:30 pm
Can’t join us in person?
Visit this webpage for resources on the history of this site, including links to videos: https://newportirishhistory.org/historic-cemetery-tours/
The Museum of Newport Irish History, a volunteer-driven, non-profit 501c3 organization, was founded in 1996 and now boasts over 800 members. In addition to operating the Interpretive Center, the organization sponsors numerous educational, cultural, social, and fundraising events throughout the year, including the popular Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series, now celebrating its 20th season.The organization also restored and maintains the historic Barney Street Cemetery at the corner of Barney and Mt. Vernon Streets, steps from Washington Square. It is the final resting place of many of Newport’s earliest Irish residents and was the cemetery established to support Rhode Island’s first Roman Catholic parish, the forerunner of the current St. Mary’s Church at the corner of Spring Street and Memorial Boulevard.
To learn more or to join the Museum, please visit www.NewportIrishHistory.org, stop by the Interpretive Center during public hours, write us at NewportIrishHistory@gmail.com, or phone (860) 995-7367.
(photo courtesy of the Museum of Newport Irish History)