In the heart of 'Fifth Ward', Newport’s best known Irish-American neighborhood, visitors will learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present and of the many contributions made to our community by individuals of Irish descent.
Interpretive Center exhibits are organized around several key aspects of life in the local Irish community and include maps, photographs, video, and artifacts, including some from the construction of Fort Adams, which was built with Irish immigrant labor.
The Center opened to the public in June, 2011.
648 Lower Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
(just south of Narragansett Avenue)
Phone: (401) 848-0661 (seasonal)
Phone: (860) 995-7367
2019 Season Schedule
Opening Weekend: Sat.-Sun.-Mon. May 24-25-26
(Memorial Day Weekend)
Closing Day: Sunday, October 27
Regular Hours: Thursday - Sunday, Noon - 5pm
(Closed Monday - Wednesday)
Group and off-season tours by appointment.
Special Interpretive Center Hours for Irish Heritage Month:
11 am to 4 pm on these 9 days:
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9
Sunday, March 10
Friday, March 15
Saturday, March 16 *
Sunday, March 17.
* St. Patrick's Parade Day
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23
Sunday, March 24.
Admission: By Donation.
MNIH Members / children under 16 free
Parking: Free behind building, accessed via Narragansett Ave
On-street parking free.
Newport Irish Heritage Month - March 2019
Click on the harp to see the Irish Heritage Month Events
Interpretive Center Manager, Steve Marino
Phone: (860) 995-7367.
Board President, Mike Slein
Phone: (401) 855-5097.
Please feel free to email or call Steve or Mike for further information.