2009-06-18 / Upcoming Events

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 21, and Monday, June 22.

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.

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; Easton’s Beach, 845-5599, free carousel ride; Fort Adams, 841-0707, tours every hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Greenvale Vineyards, 847- 3777, free tasting; International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 849-3990, free admission; Jamestown and Newport Ferry, 423-9900, free ferry ride to Rose Island with purchase of ferry ride; Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 841- 8770, free admission; 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, 500 reward points 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 and tasting; Norman Bird Sanctuary, 846-2577, free admission; Rose Island Lighthouse 847- 4242, free admission (see Jamestown & Newport Ferry for buy one-get one free ride to Rose Island).

Sakonnet Vineyards, 635-8486, 10 percent off wine purchases; Save The Bay Exploration Center at Easton’s Beach, 324-6020, free admission; Sightsailing of Newport/Bowen’s Wharf, 849-3333, free sailing aboard the schooner Aquidneck.

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