of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center
the heart of 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, were built with
Irish immigrant labor.
The Center opened to the public in June,
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648 Lower Thames Street,
Newport, RI 02840
(just south of Narragansett Avenue)
Phone: (401) 848-0661.
2013 Season Schedule
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, Noon - 5pm (Closed Mon-Wed)
Opening Day: Sat. May 25. Closing Day: Sun. Oct. 27.
Group and off-season tours by appointment.
Admission: By Donation.
MNIH Members / children under 16 free
Parking: Free behind building, accessed via Narragansett Ave
On-street parking free.
Contact: Interpretative Center Manager, Mike Slein
Please email or phone Mike for information.
Email: email@example.com Phone: (401) 847-7201.
PURPOSE AND GOALS
purpose and goals of the Museum are to collect, Preserve, and display
photographs, letters, documents and artifacts, and oral history that
trace the chronology of Irish immigration and settlement in Newport
Also, the social and cultural impact of this immigration on the
community as a whole.
Museum of Newport Irish History is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Organization. The membership consists of those who are interested in
the history of Irish immigration into Newport County from the
1600s to the present, and the social and historical
contributions that these people have made to the fabric of life here.