1 - 2 Hours
Welcome to the Newport Common Burying Ground Tour
Did you know Newport is home to the oldest colonial burial site for Jews? Being a seaport, the city always hosted diverse guests visible in its various burial sites. It is also home to one of the most prominent African American burial sites in the country.
Some famous burials include the Declaration of Independence, William Ellery, and 19th-century architect Richard Morris Hunt. Newport is also home to some exquisitely carved gravestones, thanks to John Stevens and six generations of family who worked in the city. Today, the Benson family has taken over the work of carving these stones. On this self-guided Newport tour, you will explore the historical significance of the burial grounds.
Preview the Tour
Stop 1 : Gravestones and monuments
Stop 4 : Jane Stuart
Stop 8 : Charles Bardin (1700 to 1773)
Stop 16 : Duchess Quamino (1739 to 1804)
Stop 18 : White Bronze Monument
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket.