2007-06-14 / News

Free admission for Newport County attractions this weekend

The Attractions Council of Newport County invites all Newport County residents and employees of the hospitality industry to visit the area's many great attractions on Sunday, June 17 and Monday, June 18.

Visitors showing proof of residency, like a 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.

"Too often, we tend to ignore the wonderful resources that are available in our own backyards," said Attractions Council Chair Trudy Coxe. "We want to help local residents appreciate the incredible attractions that bring people to Newport County from all over the world, and also help local hospitality employees learn about them so they can share the information with those visitors."

Please call the individual attractions for operating schedule and other detailed information.

Attractions participating in the event include:

Amazing Grace Harbor Tours/ Oldport Marine, 847-9109, one free harbor tour; Astors' Beechwood Mansion, 846-3772, free admission; Belcourt Castle, 846- 0669, free admission for tours on the hour; Fort Adams, 841-0707, tours every hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Greenvale Vineyards, 847- 3777, free tasting and 15 percent discount on all wine purchases; International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 849-3990, free admission; Jamestown and Newport Ferry, 423-9900, free ferry ride to Rose Island - departs from Perrotti Park; Museum of Newport History, 841-8770, free admission and 15 percent discount in store; Museum of Yachting, 847-1018, free admission; Newport Art Museum, 848-8200, free admission.

Also participating in the event are Newport Grand Slots, 849- 5000, $5 food coupon when signing up for Grand Rewards Card, participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate; Newport Mansions of the Preservation Society, 847-1000, free admission to The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Kingscote and Marble House, and 10-percent discount in Newport Mansions Stores; Newport Vineyards & Winery, 848- 5161, free tour, tasting and logo wine glasses; Norman Bird Sanctuary, 846-2577, free admission; Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 847-0292, free admission and 10 percent discount in 1746 Store; Rose Island Lighthouse 847-4242, free admission (see Jamestown & Newport Ferry for free ride to Rose Island).

Samuel Whitehorne House Museum, 849-7300, free admission for tours on the hour, visitors must check in 15 minutes prior to tour at the NRF Store across the street; Save The Bay Exploration Center at Easton's Beach, 324-6020, free admission; and Touro Synagogue, 847-4794, free tours Monday, June 18.

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