Visit the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center
In the heart of the “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 after several years of planning and fundraising. The Center was reopened for the 2023 Season with a new layout and revised exhibits. Our engaging and informative docents look forward to hosting your visit!