Walking Tour of Colonial Newport
New DAte: Saturday May 18th

Join amateur historian Jon Edwards on a narrated walking tour of downtown Newport

Mr. Edwards will be our guide as we explore the rich history of the City of Newport from its Wampanoag origins through its Colonial and Revolutionary War periods.  Along the way, the walking tour will stop at a number of important historical buildings and sites in Newport, including Trinity Church; the site of the Newport Slave Market; British Maj. General Prescott’s Headquarters; French General Rochambeau’s Headquarters; Colony House (seat of Rhode Island’s Colonial Government); Home of the British Stamp Tax Collector sacked by the Patriots; White Horse Tavern (run by notorious Newport pirate, William Mayes); Site of Revolutionary Newport’s Liberty Tree; and the Grave Sites of noteworthy citizens of Colonial and Revolutionary Newport.

All ages are welcome. Tickets are $15 for adults and no charge for those under age 18. Click the blue button at the bottom of this page to buy tickets.


We will meet to begin the tour at the small public park immediately fronting Trinity Church, 1 Queen Anne Square, Newport 02840. A convenient place to park is the public lot on Mary Street, next to the church.

About Jon Edwards
Jon Edwards has lived on Aquidneck Island since 1998.  Interested in local history as a hobby, he gives walking tours of colonial and revolutionary Newport to friends and colleagues.  He served as a judge advocate in the Navy for 21 years, retiring in the grade of Captain.  He has for the past 22 years been a civil service international law attorney with the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies at Naval Station Newport. Jon holds a B.A. in American Studies from Stonehill College, an LL.M. in International Law from George Washington University, and an M.A. in National Security Studies from the Naval War College.